CPA Montréal

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CHRISTMAS 2020 AND NEW YEAR’S DAY 2021

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER?

You are obliged to grant the following statutory holidays:

  • December 25 and 26, 2020;
  • January 1st and 2nd, 2021

The holiday coincides with a non-working day:

It can be defer within the 15 preceding or following the holiday to the working day agreed between the employee and the employer.  

 

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYEE?

You are entitled to your statutory holidays if:

  • You worked on your last working day preceding the holiday;

and

  • You worked on your first working day after the holiday.

 

Absence to 1 or 2 of the working days described above:

You are entitled to your statutory holiday if your absence is authorized by your employer, the Decree or the law, or if you have a valid reason and receives no indemnity from the CNESST.

 

CALCULATION OF THE INDEMNITY TO BE PAID

The statutory holiday is a working day for the employee:

  • The indemnity equals the employee’s wages for a normal work day.

The statutory holiday is not a working day for the employee or the employee has worked less than 20 continuous days:

  • The indemnity equals 1/20 of the wages earned during the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the holiday, it does not include overtime.

 

Frequently asked question

 

What is a «working day» according to the decree?

Under the Decree, a working day is a day on which the employee is scheduled to

work. This does not depend on the company’s business days.

 

Do i get paid overtime if i work on a statutory holiday?

Yes.

 An indemnity is payable, in addition to the hours worked.

  • More 10 hours per day (including the statutory holiday) is paid as overtime (+50%).
  • More than 40 hours per week (including the statutory holiday) is paid as overtime (+50%).

 

IMPORTANT

 

The above information is provided for information purposes only. It does not

replace the Decree.  See articles 6.01 to 6.05 of the Decree