Originally published in Blakes Bulletin on Labour &
Employment, October 2011
The British Columbia provincial government announced this week
that starting February 18, 2013, British Columbia will be following
the lead of several other provinces by amending the Employment
Standards Act to add an additional statutory holiday for
Family Day in February of each year.
With the addition of Family Day to the calendar, as of 2013,
British Columbia will provide 10 statutory holidays to employees:
New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada
Day, British Columbia Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Remembrance Day, Christmas Day.
Alberta and Ontario both provide for nine official statutory
days to employees, while Quebec currently provides employees with
eight statutory holidays.
Alberta: New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria
Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and
Ontario: New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria
Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and
Quebec: New Year's Day, Good Friday or Easter Monday, the
third Monday in May, Fête National/St. Jean Baptiste Day,
Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Many employers also offer additional statutory holidays not
mandated by provincial statute.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.
Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.
Please join members of the Blakes Commercial Real Estate group as they discuss five key provisions of a commercial real estate purchase agreement that are often the subject of much negotiation but are sometimes misunderstood.
Emotional culture is influenced in great part by the mindset and actions of leadership, although employees also play more of a role than they may realize in creating the culture that exists in the group.
The session will be led by Dr. Robert Brooks, an award-winning author and psychologist. In his presentation, Dr. Brooks will describe the mindset and realistic practices of leaders and staff that help to nurture and sustain a culture characterized by positive emotions, satisfying, respectful relationships, a sense of meaning and ownership for one’s work, and enhanced job performance. Examples will be offered to illustrate strategies for developing a positive emotional culture in an organization.
Join leading lawyers from the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group as they discuss recent updates and legal developments in pension and employee benefits law as well as strategies to identify and minimize common risks.
Unfortunately, reasonable accommodation for employees in the workplace continues to be the source of significant litigation and even today we continue to see outrageous examples of employers behaving badly.
A former teacher at Bodwell High School has learned a valuable lesson from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal— it is not discriminatory for an employer to offer child-related benefits to only employees with children.
We are now beginning to see reported cases involving charges and subsequent fines laid against employers for failing to provide information, instruction and supervision to protect a worker from workplace violence.
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).