What are the statutory holidays in the Yukon? The statutory holidays in the Yukon are New Year's Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Discovery Day (3rd Monday in August), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, and Christmas Day.
What are the eligibility requirements to qualify for holiday pay? Employees are not entitled to holiday pay if they (a) have not been employed for at least 30 days; (b) did not report for work on the general holiday after having been called to do so; (c) have been absent without pay for 14 consecutive days immediately preceding the holiday on a leave of absence without pay granted at their request; or (d) without the assent of the employer, have not reported for work on the working day immediately preceding or following the holiday, except if the absence was permitted by the Act.
Are there exceptions to the eligibility requirements? The Act does not apply to employees of the Government of the Yukon or to sitters.
How much should I get paid if I work on a statutory holiday? Employees are entitled to holiday pay plus either (a) 1½ times their regular rate of wages for all hours worked; or (b) their regular rate of pay for the hours worked plus another day off to be added to the annual vacation or taken at a time convenient to the employer and employee.
Working on nonworking day – Employees who are not required to work on a general holiday must be paid at least 1½ times their regular rate if they are required, in the same week, to work on what is normally a non-working day.
How much should I get paid if I don’t work on a statutory holiday? Employees who qualify for holiday pay are entitled to the following:
(a) Employees whose wages are calculated on a weekly or monthly basis – regular wages without reduction for the period in which a holiday occurs.
(b) Employees whose wages are calculated on a daily or hourly basis – at least regular rate of wages for normal hours of work.
(c) Employees whose wages are calculated on another basis – at least daily wages, based on the average of daily wages (excluding overtime or bonus) for the week in which the general holiday occurs.
Employees who work irregular hours or less than the standard hours of work are entitled to the equivalent of at least 10% of the wages (excluding vacation pay) they earned in the two-week period preceding the week in which the holiday falls.
What if a statutory holiday falls on a non-working day? Where a holiday occurs on a nonworking day, the employee is entitled to a day-off with pay on his next work day.
What if a statutory holiday falls during my annual vacation? Where a holiday occurs during an employee’s vacation, the latter is to be extended by one day, with pay.
Can a statutory holiday be substituted for a day-off on another day of the year? A holiday may be substituted for another working day if the employer and the union have agreed to the substitution in writing or, where employees are not represented by a union, if a majority of the affected employees agree to the substitution in writing.
What if I am on call on a statutory holiday? Being on call is deemed to be employed, whether or not the person is called on to perform any work.
Which legislation establishes statutory holidays in my jurisdiction? The Employment Standards Act and General Exemption Regulation.