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Hourly worker and holiday. Paid or not?

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Hourly worker and holiday. Paid or not?

Do hourly workers get paid if there is no work due to a holiday?
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test9251 wrote: Do hourly workers get paid if there is no work due to a holiday?
It depends, the labour law, have a "last business day before the holiday and first business day after the holiday rule", means if you work yesterday and will be working tomorrow then you will get paid today.
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test9251 wrote: Do hourly workers get paid if there is no work due to a holiday?
yes
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Not our company. We can even take either day off and get paid for the holiday. Also if we are take either day off and we work on the holiday we get paid for the holiday and double time for the hours worked.
My company too i got paid on stat holiday even if i did not work on the day before/after. But if you work for an employment/recruitment firm that how the gov”t force them to pay their temporary workers.
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You don't always need to work the days before or after. However, in some places if you don't work your SCHEDULED work days before or after the stat holiday, you might get stat pay blocked.
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It depends upon the Province you're in...for Ontario, per their Employment Standards website:

"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")

The "last regularly scheduled day of work before the public holiday" and the "first regularly scheduled day of work after the public holiday" do not have to be the days right before and right after the holiday.

For example, an employee might not be scheduled to work the day right before or after the holiday. As long as the employee works all of their last regularly scheduled shift before the holiday and all of the first one after it, or has reasonable cause for not working either of those days, they meet this qualifying criterion."

So, even if you're a hourly worker and do not generally work those days, you are entitled to be paid as long as you work your normal scheduled hours before and after the holiday.

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