For many employers, January marks the start of a new vacation entitlement year and while employee time off is crucial to a healthy work-life balance, it can also be a source of confusion and headache for employers. So, as the New Year is rapidly approaching, here’s a refresher on vacation entitlements under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA).
As an employer, you want to control when your employees do and do not take vacation time. Can you do this? The answer, for all jurisdictions in Canada, is yes, though this employer discretion may be restricted in some jurisdictions.
As employment counsel, we routinely work with employers to identify issues with their policies and practices as they relate to vacation (annual leave) and vacation pay under Quebec’s An act respecting labour standards. In this post, we identify four of the most common errors and misconceptions made by employers.