Family Day is a public holiday under employment/labour standards legislation, observed in February every year in seven jurisdictions in Canada.
Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and 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 (BC celebrated Family Day on February 9), family day (observed the third Monday in February every year) falls on Monday February 16, 2015.
Family Day coincides with the US holiday President’s Day.
Although this holiday is celebrated in six jurisdictions this year on February 16, 2015, generally speaking, an employee will be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which he or she works. Employment standards legislation and regulations establish minimum standards of employment for most employers and employees working in a specific jurisdiction. … Continue reading “Family day: A public holiday in seven Canadian jurisdictions”