December Tip of the Month

Published Friday, December 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, a number of areas within the Employment Standards Code will be changing. One of those areas is the general holiday and general holiday pay.

Changes to General holiday and general holiday pay:

  • The requirement to have worked for 30 days in the 12 months before the holiday will be removed. The distinction between regular and non-regular days of work will be eliminated.
  • General Holiday pay will be calculated as 5% of wages, general holiday pay, and vacation pay earned in the 4 weeks immediately preceding the holiday.

New standards for general holidays

For other additional changes to within the Employment Standards Code effective January 1, 2018 please view:

https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards-changes.aspx