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How do statutory holidays affect overtime in BC?

Here’s a test of your payroll knowledge: do you know how many overtime hours Katlyn worked and can you explain why? Katlyn’s normal hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8 paid hours per day. For the week, February 12 … 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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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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Statutory Holidays 101

Correctly processing statutory holidays is a complex task. Not only are there significant differences between the employment standard requirements by jurisdiction, but there can also be wide variances among employer policies and practices. There often isn’t even agreement about what … Continue reading

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Disconnect between EI insurable earnings and hours for statutory holidays

Employment standards drive what employees must be paid for statutory holidays – either for entitlement to the holiday itself or for actual work on the holiday. Every employment standards jurisdiction in Canada requires that statutory holiday pay, the entitlement to … Continue reading

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