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Calculating pay for public holidays in Ontario • Dismissing an employee with a criminal record
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Calculating pay for public holidays in Ontario

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How is public-holiday pay calculated in Ontario? Is the number of weeks used to calculate public-holiday pay pro-rated for employees who work less than a full work week? If an employee has just started working and has worked less than four work weeks prior to the public holiday, is this reflected in the calculation of the public holiday pay to which she is entitled? For example, would her wages would be divided by the number of days that she has actually worked?

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