What are my rights?
I was hired two weeks before Christmas. My boss gave me Christmas Day off but didn't pay me for the stat holiday. Is this legal?
There are 10 statutory (or “stat”) holidays in British Columbia each year. A stat holiday is essentially a paid day off. But some workers have to work stat holidays. Others may not be eligible to get paid when they get the day off. Learn your rights as a worker when it comes to statutory holidays.
What you should know
Whether employment standards law applies to you
What your employment contract says
There are ten statutory holidays per year in BC
You may be entitled to statutory holiday pay
If you’re required to work on a statutory holiday
You can substitute another day for a statutory holiday
Work out problems
Step 1. Discuss the situation with your employer
Step 2. Write to your employer
Step 3. Make an employment standards complaint
What if a statutory holiday falls on my day off?
What do I earn if I work a statutory holiday but I’m not eligible for statutory holiday pay?
Who can help