Statutory Holiday

Public holidays in Canada, known as "statutory holidays", "stat holidays", or simply "stats", are legislated at the national, provincial and territorial levels. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory in Canada has its own holidays as well.While major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed, leave is permitted for other religious holidays as well. For example, some school children and employees take days off for Jewish holidays, Muslim holidays, or Eastern Orthodox observances according to the Julian calendar.
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  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 5): Ending the Seasonal Employment Relationship

    … employees? Contact us! NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. One of our lawyers would be pleased to discuss any specific legal concerns you may have. …

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  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 4): Stat Holidays and Vacation

    … statutory holidays in British Columbia, four of them fall between May and September. The resulting long weekends, combined with BC’s warm weather, make the summer months an ideal time to take vacation. As such, it is important for employers and employees in a summer employment relationship to be aware of the Employment Standards rules surrounding stat…

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  • Why Cash Isn’t King: Lessons for Small Businesses

    … from penalties and prosecution. If you are an employer who has been paying cash to employees and wants to clean up any potential liability with the CRA, we recommend that you obtain advice from a lawyer who specialized in tax. An Alternative to Cash: Independent Contractor Relationships Rather than put themselves at risk, if possible…

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  • Employment Standards: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss for Employers

    … of this blog post to summarize all of an employer’s obligations under the BC Employment Standards Act (ESA), we were inspired by the Ontario inspections to offer a “refresher” on the three employment standards areas that caused the most trouble for Ontario employers: overtime, stat holidays, and vacation pay. As in Ontario, the BC Employment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 33 readers -
  • Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employee Tips for 2016

    … for employees in British Columbia: You are eligible for statutory holiday pay if you’ve been employed for at least 30 days before the stat holiday, and you have worked and/or earned money for at least 15 of those days. You may take up to eight weeks’ unpaid compassionate care leave from your job to care for a family member. You may take up…

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