Tag archives: statutory holiday

A Festive Reminder: Employee Entitlements during the Holiday Season

As 2020 quickly approaches, there are a number of upcoming statutory holidays that would trigger obligations of employers to their employees. Below, we have summarized some the most important obligations of provincially regulated employers in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, as well as federally regulated employers, to their employees with respect to the upcoming … Continue reading

Ontario Civic Holiday: The holiday that isn’t..

The upcoming Civic Holiday is celebrated on Monday, August 3 in Ontario. The holiday, which was created in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, often raises questions for employees and employers alike. Contrary to popular belief, the Civic Holiday is not a statutory holiday in Ontario; it is not … Continue reading

Employees’ rights to holiday in Venezuela

Venezuelan labor rights may not be waived by the parties, that is, they are rules of public policy and the Labor Law’s provisions must be applied even over the will of the parties. In addition, the principles of favor, non-waivability, intangibility and progressiveness of labor rights are a warranty to prevent a retreat in achieved … Continue reading

Employees’ right to holiday in Germany

Employees’ rights to holiday are governed by the Federal Holiday with Pay Act (Bundesurlaubsgesetz) in Germany. Pursuant to this Act, employees who work six days per week are entitled to an annual minimum paid vacation of 24 working days. Employees with a five-day working week are entitled to a pro-rata vacation of 20 working days. … Continue reading

Employees’ right to holidays in France

Under French law, all employees are granted a right to paid annual leave, which consists of a statutory minimum number of days subject to any more favourable provisions applicable under any collective bargaining agreement to which the employer (or the sector of business in which the employee is active) is party, the employer’s internal practices … Continue reading

Statutory holiday pay must include commission

This post was co-written by Lindsey Hooper,  Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (London) The European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has handed down a controversial and potentially costly judgment for employers, holding that commission payments should be taken into account for the purposes of calculating statutory holiday pay under Article 7 of the Working Time … Continue reading

Ce qu’il faut savoir sur la Fête nationale

Cet article a été rédigé par Me Maude Grenier, avocate chez Norton Rose Fulbright (Montréal) Chaque année, les employeurs et les employés se questionnent : le congé de la Fête nationale est-il obligatoire? Peut-il être accordé à un autre moment? Dans quelle situation l’employeur peut-il exiger qu’un employé travaille le 24 juin? Etc. Cette année, la Fête … Continue reading
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