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Old 05-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I am having an argument with my wife who is from Canada. She is peeved about having to work today and says that, in Canada, the law requires that all Canadians that work on a holiday MUST be paid time and a half. Is this true or not true? I know some businesses here in the USA CHOOSE to pay it to employees that work on holidays but it is not REQUIRED.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:30 PM
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true....i get paid time and half and a day off later if I had to work the holiday.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:01 PM
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You're about to lose your arguement, Kev.

Ontario has 9 statutory holidays:

New Year's Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day (December 26)

Except for workers in selected industries like hospitals, tourist sector businesses,etc., qualified workers are entitled to those days off with full pay.

If an employee agrees to work a stat holiday, they are to be paid their regular days wages and an additional sum equal to at least 1.5 times their regular wages.

In other words, if you worked in a non-exempt industry @ $10/hour and agreed to work a stat holiday, you are entitled to be paid a rate of $30/hour for the stat holiday.

Alternately, employees who agree to work a stat holiday can opt to recieve their regular rate of pay for the stat holiday and then receive a substitute day off for which they will also be paid their regular rate of pay.

Other provinces may have different rules.

For the full story, see Employment Standards Fact Sheet - Public Holidays | Ontario Ministry of Labour (http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/factsheets/fs_public.html - broken link)

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Old 05-28-2008, 09:18 AM
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YES! 1.5 times or "Bank day" off with paid
I prefer "bank day" because, the 1.5 times is not much different interm of after tax dollar.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:29 AM
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Default Stat Holiday

how many hours do I have to work, to qulify for stat holiday pay, if I do qualified what % pay rate should I received
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:34 AM
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Usually it is if you've worked for 20 work days prior to the stat, then you are eligible. But if you started on June 30 and wanted to get stat pay for Canada Day, you're SOL.
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