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(1) Every employer shall pay each temporary or casual worker in respect of every public holiday the full remuneration which would have been payable to the temporary or casual worker for a full day's work if that day had not been a public holiday.

(2) Where a temporary or casual worker attends and performs work of a full day or more on a public holiday, the employer shall pay the worker in addition, the remuneration which would have been payable to the temporary or casual worker for the work if that day had not been a public holiday.

(3) Where a temporary or casual worker attends and performs work for part only of a public holiday, the employer shall pay the worker in addition to the remuneration provided under subsection (1), the proportion of the remuneration for a full day's work on that day if that day had not been a public holiday, represented by the number of hours for which the temporary or casual worker has performed work.

(4) Any payment required to be made under subsection (1), (2) or (3) in respect of a public holiday shall be made after the public holiday in the same manner as the worker is normally paid.

(5) When an employer fails to comply with subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4), the temporary worker or the casual worker aggrieved by the non-compliance of the employer may present a written complaint to the Commission for determination and the parties shall abide by the decision of the Commission.

(6) The Commission may order the employer to pay, such sum as appears to the Commission to be due to the temporary worker or the casual worker on account of any remuneration payable to him or her under this section, and may in that order specify the time within which the payment shall be made.