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New Year’s hangover: The curious case of the 27 paycheque year

The calendar has now changed over to 2015, and with the New Year comes an interesting legal situation for certain employers. Most employees in Canada are paid biweekly. However, years do not divide perfectly into biweekly segments. Once every 13 years, an employee paid on a biweekly basis will receive 27 paycheques, rather than 26 (an “extra paycheque year”).

 

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A financial analyst, if a “manager”, is not entitled to overtime in Quebec

The Court of Appeal of Quebec recently considered, in the Skiba v. Playground[1] decision, the issue of overtime pay and, in particular, the correct interpretation of sections 54 and 55 of the Act respecting labour standards. In our opinion, this decision will have certain repercussions in the workplace, and we find it useful to review the factual background giving rise to those repercussions, as well as the conclusions of both the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal.

 

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