Did you know, New Zealand was the very first country to adopt the eight-hour workday?
Labour Day was estalished in 1900 to recognise the trade unions’ efforts in achieving this milestone. Observed on the fourth Monday in October, this year the public holiday takes place on 24 October.
Employees get a paid day off on public holidays if it’s a day they would normally have worked. If you’re unsure about the rules surrounding public holidays, check out the employment website.