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Holiday

A day of recreation; a consecrated day; a day set apart for the suspension of business.

A legal holiday is a day set aside by statute for recreation, the cessation of work, or religious observance. It is a day that is legally designated as exempt from the conduct of all judicial proceedings, Service of Process, and the demand and protest of Commercial Paper. A prohibition against conducting public business transactions on holidays does not, however, have an effect upon private business. Private transactions will not, therefore, be invalidated solely because they are conducted on a holiday.

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However, MP Ahmed Al Saloom, who is also a board member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the high number of paid leave, especially the public holidays, was negatively affecting the productivity of certain business communities.
Although efforts were also made in the past to revive the practice of giving public holiday on Poush 27, the Maoists and the Madhes-based parties, whose masters are the same, objected to it.
It is important for employers to note, that in Qatar, unlike in some other GCC jurisdictions, if a public holiday falls on a rest day, being Friday where an employee works a six-day week or a Friday or Saturday where the employee works a five-day week, a day off in lieu should be given.
holiday has been dropped from the public holiday list," he told M AIL T ODAY , on the condition of anonymity.
As per the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW public holidays gazetted for Easter 2015 are as follows:
could it be time for a public holiday to celebrate?
1 of every year should be considered an official public holiday in honor of all the martyrs," Aoun said.
Last year, the additional public holiday to mark the royal wedding caused a headache for some employers, particularly given that Unite decided to name and shame employers who either treated the day as any other Friday and did not pay bank holiday rates to those staff who did work, or did not give them a day off in lieu.
If you work on a public holiday (or any part of the public holiday) and it is your usual day to work, you are entitled to an alternative holiday or a "lieu day" The question you need to ask is: "Would I have worked on that day anyway?" If a public holiday is a day you would have usually worked and you do work on that day (or on any part of that day), then you are entitled to an alternative paid day off.
Working on holidays I HAVE been in the hotel and catering business for 28 years and have never heard any mention on the radio of the services rendered at public holiday times by hotel staff.
A lot of people think St George's Day should be a public holiday but I say there are already enough in the spring and, besides, he was Turkish.
The Parliament has not canceled this day as a public holiday, the Ministry of Labor told AKIpress.March 21 is the holiday of Nooruz and is a public holiday.Parliamentarians suggested to cancel the law proclaiming March 23 as the Day of People's Revolution and to replace this holiday with April 7.