Ontario Public Holidays and Retail Business Holidays
|Record #: BTN4776||Last Full Update: 16 Dec 2014|
|Agency and Service Names|
|Alternate Name||Statutory Holidays|
|Parent Agency Name||General Topics and Information|
|Legal Status||(99) Unknown / No Service|
|Description (Service)||This topic record provides information on holidays for employees covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act and Retail Business Holidays Act.
Note: The following does not apply to many employees in sectors such as banks, interprovincial transportation, communications, and some natural resources, First Nations and federal government operations who are governed by federal legislation, rather than Ontario's Employment Standards Act * paid holidays for these employees are covered in Part III of the Canada Labour Code
Ontario Paid Public Holidays:
For details, and calculation of holiday pay, see Ontario Ministry of Labour information here.
Under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, most employees in Ontario who qualify are entitled to take public holidays off with public holiday pay, and those who work on these holidays are entitled to additional pay or a substitute holiday with public holiday pay
* some employees work in jobs that are exempt, or to which special rules apply
Retail business holidays:
For details, including businesses which are exempt from the Retail Business Holidays Act, see Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services information here.
|Located In Community||Ontario|
|Taxonomy and Classification|
|Service Categories||Labour Standards and Practices|