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Do you have to pay an employee for Christmas?

Christmas Is A Statutory Holiday. The Holiday season is nearly here and employees are soon to start asking about Christmas and Boxing Days and paid time-off.  Under the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Code only Christmas is a Statutory Holiday.  While many companies acknowledge Boxing Day with paid time-off, it is not mandatory to do so. […]

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Is Natal Day a Paid Holiday in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick?

In Canada, nearly all Provinces have a holiday during the summer months.  The dates, names and pay treatments vary by province but, generally, the first Monday in August is set aside as a holiday. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, the first Monday in August is Natal Day.  Natal Day is not, however, a province-wide “statutory […]

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Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifices so that we might enjoy our freedom.  In Nova Scotia, Remembrance Day is legislated by the Remembrance Day Act.  The Remembrance Day Act requires all companies to suspend operations, for three full minutes, starting at one minute before eleven o’clock […]

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