If you have a coffee at Tim’s or Starbuck’s on Heritage Day, chances are your server won’t be paid extra for the holiday.
This Remembrance Day Judy Haiven visits a Local Tim Hortons. It’s a follow up on an earlier visit, a couple of years ago and elsewhere in the province, where she had to set the manager straight about the law and labour standards.
Remembrance Day is a punitive holiday day because many Nova Scotians must forego pay. That week your pay cheque will be 20% lighter than it was for a 5-day week. Judy Haiven explains.
Judy Haiven on who gets paid and who doesn’t on the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
Lisa Cameron reports how a server at a popular Halifax restaurant was fired after she went into quarantine, even though earlier she was told her job would be waiting for her. That is against the law and also infringes on the worker’s human rights, she writes.
In Nova Scotia, Labour Day is one of the six paid holidays in the year. If your workplace is closed that day, or you do not work that day, you are entitled to a day off with pay. But there is more. Judy Haiven explains.
Judy Haiven explains how most workers are out of luck on Natal Day, and why Nova Scotia is at the bottom of the pile in terms of statutory holidays.
What’s open, what’s closed, who cares? Will you get paid, and does your boss know, that’s what matters.
A COVID-19 mini guide compiled by the Halifax Workers Action Centre: Can your boss send you home, do you still get paid, and what supports are there? Also, can you refuse unsafe work?
In Nova Scotia most stores must be closed on Monday’s Heritage Day, but to qualify for a day off with pay you must meet quite a few conditions.