The upcoming Election Day on Wednesday, 8 May 2019, has been declared a public holiday throughout the Republic of South Africa. Employers are reminded that it should be treated the same as any other public holiday.
For most employees this coming Wednesday would otherwise have been an ordinarily working day. This means the employer must pay:
(a) an employee who does not work on the public holiday, at least the wage that the employee would ordinarily have received for work on that day;
(b) an employee who does work on the public holiday -
(i) at least double the amount referred to in paragraph (a); or
(ii) if it is greater, the amount referred to in paragraph (a) plus the amount earned by the employee for the time worked on that day.
For further questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org