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Canada Labour Code

Version of section 196 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-03-15:


Marginal note:Weekly or monthly pay not to be reduced for holiday

  •  (1) Where the wages for an employee are calculated on a weekly or monthly basis, the weekly or monthly wages of the employee shall not be reduced for a week or month in which a general holiday occurs by reason only that the employee did not work on the general holiday.

  • Marginal note:Pay at daily or hourly rate

    (2) An employee whose wages are calculated on a daily or hourly basis shall, for a general holiday on which the employee does not work, be paid at least the equivalent of the wages the employee would have earned at his regular rate of wages for his normal hours of work.

  • Marginal note:Pay on other basis

    (3) An employee whose wages are calculated on any basis other than a basis mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) shall, for a general holiday on which the employee does not work, be paid at least the equivalent of the wages the employee would have earned at his regular rate of wages for his normal working day.

  • R.S., c. L-1, s. 52
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