Do contract employees get paid for holidays?
My recruiter indicated that no contractors don't get paid for a stat holiday, unless they work it; and when they work it they only get paid their standard hourly rate.
I read on this site: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/ ... lidays.php it appears that contractors can get paid for stat holidays:
"Qualifying for Public Holiday Entitlements
Generally, employees qualify for the public holiday entitlement unless they:
fail without reasonable cause to work all of their last regularly scheduled day of work before the public holiday or all of their first regularly scheduled day of work after the public holiday (this is called the "Last and First Rule");
fail without reasonable cause to work their entire shift on the public holiday if they agreed to or were required to work that day.
Most employees who fail to qualify for the public holiday entitlement are still entitled to be paid premium pay for every hour they work on the holiday.
Qualified employees can be full time, part time, permanent or on contract. They can also be students. It does not matter how recently they were hired, or how many days they worked before the public holiday."
For those who may have been through this route do you get paid for stat holidays?
If so what rate do you get paid at? regular? or 1.5x?