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National Aboriginal Day

This is the longest day of the year and marks the changing of seasons. It is also a very important day for Aboriginal people (First nation, Métis, Inuit).

 

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Aboriginal Day and Multiculturalism Day in Canada

June 21, 2014, is Aboriginal Day in Canada, and June 27, 2014, is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and is worth mentioning.

 

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Working or not working on family day? A public holiday in most jurisdictions

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and now Nova Scotia are the Canadian jurisdiction that recognize Family Day as a public (statutory) holiday and allow workers that qualify time off with pay on that day. This year except in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, family day for these provinces fall on February 17, 2014.

 

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Good Friday, a public (statutory) holiday, Passover and Easter

On Friday April 6, 2012, also known as Good Friday, employees across Canada get a day off with regular pay or public holiday pay (depending on the jurisdiction). If the employee is required to work on the holiday, the employee must be paid regular wages and get a substituted day off with pay at a later date (depending on the jurisdiction).

 

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Disability management: Ignoring employee absences may prove costly for organizations

A while back, the Conference Board of Canada came out with a study that found while workplace absenteeism continues to rise, Canadian employers take a “relaxed” approach to tracking employee absences and measuring their cost. According to the study, the absenteeism rate has been increasing steadily in the past decade, rising to 6.6 days per full-time employee in 2008–09 from 5.7 days in 2000–01, the most recent fiscal year. This is the highest point since the board began surveying employee absences 20 years ago.

 

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