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Dealing with public holidays on non-working days

public holiday on non-working day

This year Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on non-working days for many employees. Christmas this year is celebrated on Sunday December 25, 2016 and New Years Day on Sunday January 1, 2017. Many employers are looking for information specific to their jurisdiction, on how to deal with public holidays on non-working days, like the weekends.

 

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Remembrance Day: Statutory holiday in some provinces

Remembrance Day, in some provinces, is considered a paid public (statutory) holiday, under Employment/Labour Standards legislation. There are various exemptions and considerations to take into account when it comes to Remembrance Day, as a statutory holiday.

 

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FAQ: Do employees in Ontario who take maternity and parental leave for the one year accrue their regular vacation as per their employment contract?

Recently we received a question of whether employees in Ontario who take maternity and parental leave for the one year accrue their regular vacation as per their employment contract. If that were so, the inquirer wanted to know whether it was normal practice to allow those employees to take the accrued vacation right after their leave has ended (i.e., extending their time off).

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a case where an employee was given the ultimatum to take a demotion or go; a case where an employee used the OHSA’s work refusal provisions to avoid work assignments he did not like; and an inquiry of whether an employer confers a benefit to an employee by paying premiums with respect to an employee assistance program.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with a new Ontario Act that addresses sexual harassment; an employer’s implementation of a dress code; and an FAQ in relation to general pay increases for employees who are on maternity leave.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the ban on e-cigarettes; an employee refusing to work the notice period; and, managing short-term absences.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the delay of the effective date of the ORPP; romance in the workplace; and, inclement weather and employer obligations.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with details on ORPP; noise as a workplace hazard; and, WHMIS 2015.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with WSIB experience rating changes; changing the term of an employment contract and duress; and, private health services plans.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with an independent medical examination; wilful misconduct; and, 27 months of common law reasonable notice.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with AODA January 1, 2017 compliance deadline; performance based incentives; and, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with Friday January 1, 2016 pay day; employee v. independent contractor; and a violation of the Human Rights Code.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with 2016 payroll rates; employer dress code; and 2016 TD1 Ontario Personal Tax Credits Return.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with 2016 payroll rates; employee’s cellphone records; and, terminating an employee on medical leave.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with Ontario’s bill to implement budget measures; how to deal with safety inspectors; and building services providers and termination payments.

 

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