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  • Conner Lantz
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    Our short-term disability benefit is paid as a salary continuance payment (employees remain on our payroll while on approved leave). Are the short-term disability (salary continuance) payments considered vacationable? Our employees are salaried and accrue paid vacation days (they do not receive vacation pay on each cheque). We are a national organization with employees in all provinces/territories, so looking for confirmation from all jurisdictions if they would earn paid vacation days while receiving our short-term disability benefits.

    Conner Lantz
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    I directed your Q to our payroll expert, Alan McEwen. Here’s his reply. Hope it helps and feel free to follow up. Glenn
    My short answer is yes this time would be vacationable.
    Two points to look into further:

    1. Do they literally keep employees on regular salary, while they are off on a leave, i.e. the pay statement says salary not short-term disability?
    2. What does the contract of employment say about the right to vacation during inactive service. If it’s silent on this, then for sure vacationable.
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