If an employee is on a one year contract and has it renewed (i.e. is put on a second, one year contract), are they entitled to take vacation time or does the type of employment (contract for 5+ years prior to direct hire) remove this entitlement set out by the ESA?
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The real question here is whether consecutive but separate contracts are a single period of employment.
The answer to that is going to depend on the circumstances.
Certainly, a pattern of separate contracts, issued back to back, has the opportunity for being treated as a single period of employment.