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Are part-time employees entitled to the same minimum vacation as full-time employees? • Employing children in Manitoba
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Are part-time employees entitled to the same minimum vacation as full-time employees?

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In your most recent issue I read that part-time employees are entitled to 10 days’ vacation after 12 months of employment. I am unclear though whether this means they have to work an equivalent of 12 months (for example, if the part-time employee only works three days per week, can the vacation entitlement be pro-rated?) It doesn’t seem fair that a part-time employee who works three days per week for 12 months should be entitled to the same amount of vacation as a full-time employee working five days per week.

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