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Old 15-03-2008, 09:40 AM
mmefc mmefc is offline
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Default Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

just a quick question,

Im in the construction trade,i s good friday a bank holiday?

I have one employee, does he have to work Good Friday?

Also the Easter Week, when i was serving my time it was up to ourselves if we wanted to work, if we didnt it was at our own expense.
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Old 15-03-2008, 10:23 AM
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No. Good Friday is not a holiday. There are loads of threads about this on AAM.
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Old 15-03-2008, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

Surely this 1 employee must be pretty good (or you would have got someone else) I also assume with 1 employee you must have a close working relationship.....so go on...pay the guy?girl for the 1 day, and you will more than get it back in goodwill.
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Old 15-03-2008, 10:18 PM
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is good friday a bank holiday?
Good Friday is a bank holiday. It is not a public holiday.
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Old 16-03-2008, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

Good friday and easter week are part of the construction trade annual hols and your employee is entitled to them.

Some builders and tradesmen work instead and some dont. We were usually asked if we wanted to or not, not enough work around this year so we're not working.

If they do work easter week you still have to give them one weeks pay on top of their wages. Check siptu.ie for pay and conditions in construction trades.

http://www.siptu.ie/construction/Pay...ublicHolidays/
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Old 16-03-2008, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

Moved from Askaboutbusiness to Work etc which is where questions similar questions relating to employER/EE rights and responsibilities have been asked and answered before.
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Old 17-03-2008, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

mizen head its not the issue of not paying the guy for good friday its the point of been under pressure with 2 bank holidays on the bounce coupled with good friday and easter week and then the apprentice is gone to fas for 3 months the following week..
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Old 17-03-2008, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

I also work in the construction trade. We pay 1 days leave to our employees who take the day off. A lot of our sites don't close for Easter week and we don't pay the lads an extra week if they work it, but obviously we let them take these days later in the year if they work it.
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Old 22-03-2008, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

Good Friday is an annuall holiday as set out by the CIF. So if your employee works this day that he can take another day off at a later date or you pay him double. Also next week, Monday is obviuosly a bank holiday and the rest of the week is builders easter holidays, again that is set out by the CIF.
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Old 23-03-2008, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

Not everyone in the construction industry is a member of the CIF, so these dates don't always apply.
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Old 23-03-2008, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

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Not everyone in the construction industry is a member of the CIF, so these dates don't always apply.
Do the CIF not impose their regulations regardless of whether or not you are a member?
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Old 23-03-2008, 10:25 PM
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Do the CIF not impose their regulations regardless of whether or not you are a member?
How can they be allowed to do that?
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Old 23-03-2008, 11:24 PM
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How can they be allowed to do that?
Would love to know. I can't post any details as to why I made the previous post, in the interest of anonimity.
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Old 24-03-2008, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

As far as I'm aware the CIF are not a regulatory body and have no powers beyond giving guidelines.
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Old 24-03-2008, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: Construction Trade: Do I have to pay an employee for Good Friday?

From the SIPTU page on construction, Good Friday comes out of Annual Leave, i.e. it does not cost the employer anything extra to pay for it, as they have to pay for the leave day whenever it's taken.
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