What you need to know
You have to give your employees the statutory holiday on June 24th, 2020 for Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day.
Calculation of the indemnity to be paid
- 1/20 of the wages earned in the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the statutory holiday.
- Do not include overtime in the calculation.
Can a statutory holiday be taken on another day?
No, subject to some exceptions :
Non-working day for an employee
- The holiday may be carried over to the day before or after June 24.
An employee on vacation
- The employer pays the indemnity for the statutory holiday.
- See the Holiday Indemnity section below or the employee and the employer both agree to the defer the holiday.
Can an employer require an employee to work on a statutory holiday?
No, subject to some exceptions.
The holiday indemnity is payable in addition to the hours worked
- Time over 10 hours/day including the holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).
- Time over 40 hours/week including the statutory holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).
“Working day” as defined in the Decree
- Working days vary by employee (work schedule) rather than by undertaking (the business).
The above information is provided for information purposes. It does not replace the Decree.