Employees are entitled to two weeks vacation after working 12 months for an employer. If an employee has worked for the same employer for more than eight years, the employee is entitled to at least three weeks vacation.
Vacation is earned over a period of 12 continuous months. The employer has ten months after vacation is earned to provide it to the employee.
The employer decides when an employee will take vacation. The employer must notify the employee at least 1 week in advance of the date the employee's vacation will begin.
Employers must pay employees vacation pay in the amount of 4% of their gross wages. For those employees who have worked for the same employer for eight years or more, employers must pay them vacation pay in the amount of 6% of their gross wages.
Employers must pay employees their vacation pay at least one day before the employee's vacation begins.
Yes. However, where an employer wishes to pay on this basis, it must be clearly communicated to the employee and records need to be retained to substantiate this. The vacation pay should also be identified on the pay stub.
No, vacation pay and vacation leave entitlement apply to full time, part time, casual and seasonal workers.
If an employee works less than 90% of the regular working hours during a continuous twelve month period, the employee can waive, in writing, his/her vacation leave entitlement. Full time employees must take vacation leave.
Where an employee waives his/her vacation entitlement, the employer must pay the employee's vacation pay no later than one month after the 12 month period in which vacation was earned ends.
If the benefits in place are more favorable than what the Code provides, the employee will be entitled to those benefits.
The employer must ensure the employee receives all vacation pay earned within 10 days after the employment relationship ends.
If you have any questions, please contact Labour Standards.