Legislative Roundup

Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015

FEDERAL

Reminder: New Canada Labour Code holiday pay rules in force this month
Effective March 16, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) will implement new Canada Labour Code rules governing the way federally regulated employers compensate employees for statutory holidays.

Employees will no longer be required to work at least 15 of the 30 days before a holiday to qualify for statutory holiday pay. Instead, the new rules will require employees to be employed by their
employer for more than 30 days before they are eligible for statutory holiday pay.

ESDC says the new rules will also simplify statutory holiday pay calculations by replacing the current method of using different formulas depending on an employee’s pay cycle (such as monthly, weekly, daily and hourly, et cetera) with a single formula that will apply to almost all federally regulated workers.