Category Archives: Employment Standards

These entries describe compliance requirements for Canadian employment standards.

“Use it or lose it” Vacation Policies

Test your payroll knowledge: Under her collective agreement, Rose earns the right to 5 weeks of vacation for each completed year of employment. Rose has never taken all the vacation time she’s entitled to and now the time owing is … Continue reading

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Can New Year’s Day be a pay day?

As payroll staff start planning for year-end, one step in this process is to map out the coming year’s payroll schedules. When looking at these, particularly if you pay on Fridays, you will quickly see that January 1, 2016 – … Continue reading

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Time Off for Voting on October 19

I’m sure everyone knows by now that Monday, October 19, 2015, is the date of this year’s federal election. What may not be as well known is the impact this may have on employee hours of work on that day. … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages Increased

Today, October 1, 2015, the minimum wages increased in 5 provinces (AB, SK, MB, ON and NL). To see the new rates in effect, see this posting by Wagepoint. While October 1 is given as the effective date for all … Continue reading

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Can there be Weekly Overtime in BC for Straight Time Hours less than 40?

The normal rule is that to qualify for weekly overtime under the BC employment standards, employees have to work more than 40 regular hours. However, that’s not the case when BC employees work on a statutory holiday. When an employee … Continue reading

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