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It is important that employers understand the rules around statutory holiday entitlement and pay for their staff. Paying incorrect stat holiday pay could lead to fines. You should have a stat holiday policy to correctly manage public holiday pay. This blog provides information on the 2022 statutory holidays in Nova Scotia, stat holiday pay eligibility,...

Manitoba’s Employment Standards Code provides eight statutory or general holidays for all workers. Employers must provide paid time-off to staff on stat holidays. If employees work on public holidays, they must be paid differently. Not paying your staff the correct stat holiday pay and entitlements is a violation of Manitoba’s employment standards legislation. It can...

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (ESC) sets out certain rules for employers during statutory (general) holidays to ensure that employees get proper time off, correct pay, and know when they are working. As an employer, you must understand what your obligations are during general holidays. You could incur penalties for not paying your employees the correct general holiday...

At a news conference on November 14, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, recommended that Ontarians start wearing masks indoors. The announcement came following a recent outbreak of a trifecta of COVID-19, influenza, and RSV—all actively circulating across Ontario and contributing to the pressures on the province’s pediatric healthcare system. With the...

Companies must be aware of workplace bullying as it fosters an undesirable workspace for all individuals. Moreover, provincial legislation requires employers in Ontario to guard their employees against workplace hazards, which include bullying. What qualifies as bullying? Bullying in the workplace is typically recognized as physical acts or verbal remarks that ‘mentally’ hurt or isolate...

To be able to manage staff well, it is important that employers know how to handle difficult conversations with tact. An employee’s bad personal hygiene can be a particularly sensitive issue to address. But workplace hygiene must be taken seriously. Not only is working around a co-worker with poor personal hygiene uncomfortable for your staff,...