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  • Conner Lantz
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    I work for a Federally regulated company. We are entitled to Truth & Reconciliation as a statutory holiday. The first Truth & Reconciliation day on September 30, 2021 the company closed and everyone had the day off with statutory pay. The company has since decided to move Truth & Reconciliation to align with Family Day. We are confused on whether the company owes its employees for statutory pay this Friday AND Family Day 2023.
    One Opinion:
    We were paid the holiday for 2021 and are not entitled to it again until September 30, 2022 which is being moved to Family Day 2023 and no holiday or statutory pay is due to us.
    Second Opinion:
    The company owed the day for 2021 and the employees received it, but they also owe it for 2022 and then AGAIN on Family Day 2023.
    My google search for the Canada website return an Error 404 – Page not Found!
    Help! 🙂

    Conner Lantz
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    Post count: 4836

    This Friday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is a federally regulated stat holiday. Meaning employees are entitled to the day off, a day in lieu, or time and a half plus stat pay. An employer, with the agreement of an employee, or the majority of the employees may substitute another day off for a statutory holiday. Nothing much changes where the statutory holiday and the substituted day belong to the same calendar week or workweek. But substitution of days must occur in the same calendar year.
    Your company could choose to substitute this Friday with a different day this year, say extending Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. Or your employer can choose to pay out

    A similar question was asked about this holiday last year, take a look.
    https://hrinsider.ca/language-for-substituting-a-general-holiday-for-another-day-ask-the-expert/

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