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[HR] Public Holiday Pay Calculation Changing Again July 1st 2018

  • On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation 375/18 under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), to change temporarily how public holiday is to be paid and calculated.
  • In essence, the government is reverting back to the old formula that was in place before the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148)” came into force January 1, 2018.
  • The change back is due to complaints from employers who have been grappling with the new public holiday pay formula.┬áthe Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) found that the new public holiday rules were the source of the most complaints under the ESA and needed to be simplified.
  • The new regulation will be in effect while the Government conducts further review of the public holiday pay system under Part X of the ESA.
  • It’s important to note that Ontario Regulation 375/18 is an interim measure and is scheduled to be revoked on December 31, 2019.

Read more about this change by clicking this link.