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Category Archives: Vacation

The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Bill 148 and The Tort of Harassment

Bill 148 Brings Big and Not So Big Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 In May the Changing Workplaces Review released its long-awaited Final Report, the culmination of two years of work spearheaded by special advisors C. Michael Mitchell and Retired Justice John H. Murray. This report suggested sweeping changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA), including […]

The Ins and Outs of Vacations in Ontario

With the winter holidays fast-approaching, as well as the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to address issues surrounding employee vacations and statutory holidays. While it may seem relatively straight-forward, it’s a topic that can become complicated very quickly. Some issues always come up, such as the calculation of vacation pay. Others arise specifically […]

680 News Toronto: Stuart on Productivity and ‘Summer Brain’

Stuart speaks with 680 news’ Mike Eppel on ‘summer brain’ and the productivity issues some employers face during the warmer months. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)

Vacation Time and Vacation Pay

In January 2012, I posted a discussion on my Canadian HR Law blog entitled 10 vacation time and pay myths. That remains one of the most popular blog posts I have ever written, and continues to generate questions to this day. In a typical week, I receive two or three questions referencing the post. My latest Canadian HR Law blog post revisits the […]

Vacation Time and Vacation Pay: our LinkedIn Q&A Session on an oft-misunderstood topic

For our March 2015 social media event, we had a LinkedIn Q&A session discussing myths and misconceptions about vacation time and vacation pay. If you you would like to view the discussion, click here.   This session was inspired by a blog post that Stuart wrote early in 2012 that remains one of the most popular posts on Canadian HR Reporter and […]

Vacation Pay & Vacation Time Myths – What’s the Deal?

Another of my most popular posts on the Canadian HR Law Blog is one from early 2012 entitled 10 vacation time and pay myths. In it, I address issues including vacation time vs vacation pay how vacation pay is to be calculated who gets to decide when vacation is taken how vacation entitlement is accrued “use it or lose it” policies, […]