How well do you know your statutory holiday pay responsibilities?

Test your knowledge by answering these true and false statements
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2017
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Properly compensating employees for statutory holidays can be tricky, even for seasoned payroll professionals. Knowing whether and how much to pay an employee when a holiday rolls around depends on a number of factors.

Does the employee meet statutory eligibility requirements for pay on the holiday? Does the holiday fall on a day that would normally be a workday? Is the employee working on the holiday? Does the employee work in a continuous operation? Is the employee covered by a collective agreement? Which earnings are included when calculating statutory holiday pay?

These are just some of the questions that payroll professionals must ask and correctly answer to comply with labour standards rules for paying employees for holidays.