In Australia the states have their public holidays on different days. If an organisation has offices in many states the staff get the day off for the state they are based in. However if the organisation is based in one state and the person working from home is based in another state which public holiday should be taken?

  • FYI some states also have regional public holidays.
    – Dale M
    May 12, 2020 at 2:59

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Working outside your state or region on a public holiday

An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday

Fair Work Ombudsman

  • Right now I’m working from home but my company has an office (quite empty right now) where I used to work. So wher am I “based for work”?
    – gnasher729
    May 14, 2020 at 20:35
  • @gnasher729 at that office
    – Dale M
    May 14, 2020 at 21:06

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