stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?

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Subject: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?
In BC boxing day isn´t a stat holiday correct?
If it´s a canadian stat holiday, shouldn´t we still get paid for it in BC? this is oh so confusing

[30-12-2004,17:58]
chad
boxing day (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
I would like the answer too, is boxing day or isn´t boxing day a stat holiday???
[31-03-2005,11:01]
sharlenesmith
boxing day (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
I would like the answer too, is boxing day or isn´t boxing day a stat holiday???
[31-03-2005,11:02]
sharlene
(in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
Then the labour law (the ones you get paid for if you have the day off or double time and 1/2 if you work them are:

Ontario has eight public holidays:

New Yearīs Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day (December 26)

Some employers give their employees a holiday on Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, or Remembrance Day. However, these days are not public holidays under the ESA .

Qualifying for Public Holiday Entitlements
Who qualifies?
Employees who qualify are entitled to take public holidays off work and be paid public holiday pay. Or they can agree in writing to work on the holiday, and will be paid either:

public holiday pay plus a premium rate of pay for the hours worked on the public holiday
or
their regular rate for hours worked on the holiday, plus they will receive a substitute holiday with public holiday pay.
Most employees are eligible for these public holiday entitlements.

For an explanation of regular rate, regular wages, public holiday pay, premium pay and substitute holidays, see "Understanding the public holiday rules: key definitions" later in this Fact Sheet.

Some employees may be required to work on a public holiday, either because:

they work in jobs that are exempt from (i.e., not covered by) the public holiday part of the ESA
or
they work in industries with special rules.
For more details about jobs and industries that arenīt covered by the public holiday part of the ESA , or to which special rules apply, consult the chart in "How are You Covered by the ESA?"

How do employees qualify for public holiday entitlements?
Generally, employees qualify for public holiday entitlements unless they:

fail without reasonable cause to work their entire shift on their regularly scheduled days of work before or after the public holiday (this is called the "Last and First Rule")
or
fail without reasonable cause to work their entire shift on the public holiday if they agreed to or were required to work that day (please note that only some employees can be required to work on a public holiday (see"What about employees who qualify for a public holiday but are required to work under special rules?" later on in this Fact Sheet)
Qualified employees can be full-time, part-time, permanent or on a limited-term contract. They can also be students. It doesnīt matter how recently they were hired, or how many days they worked before the public holiday.

Note: most employees who donīt meet either of the qualifying criteria are entitled to be paid premium pay for every hour they work on the holiday.

[28-08-2005,02:37]
Mark
BC Stats (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
If you want to know about BC Stats, then the answer regarding Ontario is simply irrelevant.
There are 9 stats in BC including
January, New Years day
April, Good Friday
May, Victoria Day
July, Canada Day
August, BC Day (only non-federal stat BC celebrates)
Sept, Labour Day
Oct, Thanks Giving
Nov, Rememberance Day
Dec, Christmas .... and No Boxing Day

The only way Boxing Day is paid is 1) if the employer wishes it or 2) it is in your Union Contract.

please check out the HRDC site
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/asp/gateway.asp?hr=/en/lp/spila/clli/eslc/27statutory_holidays_synoptic_table.shtml&hs=lxn
Just hi-lite and paste to your address line. I know it is a long one, but it takes you right to the gov´t page.

And as Mark noted, unless your 30 days are fulfilled there would not be pay for any stat, however, this is discussed at the bottom of the gov´t site page given above.

[26-09-2005,15:20]
Connie
monday and tuesday after christmas 05 (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
are monday and tuesday after christmas holidays?
[01-11-2005,13:53]
david
This explains everything for BC (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/stats.htm
[08-12-2005,20:14]
Anonymous
stat holidays (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)

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Statutory Holidays in British Columbia

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The nine statutory holidays in British Columbia are:

* New Years Day
* Good Friday
* Victoria Day
* Canada Day
* B.C. Day
* Labour Day
* Thanksgiving Day
* Remembrance Day
* Christmas Day

Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Boxing Day are not statutory holidays. Follow this link for a list of B.C. statutory holiday dates for 2004-2007.

[02-04-2006,00:33]
jewel
Boxing Day (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
If Boxing Day is a Holiday everywhere else in Canada, it should be in BC.
[21-12-2006,14:38]
Brylee
boxingday (in reply to: stat holiday - Boxing Day - Is it or isn't it?)
What happens if boxingday falls on a weekend
[17-12-2009,21:44]
Dale Underhill



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