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  • Conner Lantz
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    Conner Lantz
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    Ran your Q by our payroll guru, Alan McEwen. Hope his response answers your Q. Feel free to loop back with me directly. Glenn Demby
    I’m not sure what is meant by the phrase “hired on availability”. Sometimes there isn’t a direct translation of works between English or French, or a different phrase is used in French than English.
    I suspect this person means hired on a casual basis, i.e. no fixed schedule and only works when an assignment has been offered and accepted.
    Generally, employment standards provide that employees must be given 2 or 3 weeks vacation each year. This means 2 or 3 weeks away from work. It doesn’t mean 10 or 15 days of days off work, if the employee does not work each and every regular week day. For example, an employee normally works Monday and Tuesday of each week. This person takes 2 weeks vacation from Sunday, March 10, 2019 to Saturday, March 23, 2019. This is 2 weeks of vacation, even if the person has only taken 4 days off work.
    However, sick days are days off work. If a part time employee only works 2 or 3 days a week, and on one of those is sick, he or she is entitled to be paid for that day, the same as for any other employee.
    Please note the version of the QC employment standards, in English on the web site is not current. You have to look at the text of Bill 176 itself.

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