On Christmas Eve stores stay open until 6pm, even 8pm, and one retail worker believes that’s way too late, and it’s time for a change.
Judy Haiven visited a Halifax coffee shop at around 11 AM this Remembrance Day morning. It was good.
He stood up straighter. In a patronizing tone he told me, “I think I know the law. I just have to pay them double time for today…” On her Remembrance Day trip to the Annapolis Valley Judy Haiven explains the law to workers and bosses. Many employees are entitled to a day off with pay, but employers don’t know that, she finds. This is an updated version of a story originally published on November 13, 2017.
Doesn’t seem fair. Thanksgiving is not a paid holiday, even though you can’t work as the store must be closed. Judy Haiven explains…
Judi Haiven on working / not working on Labour Day and getting paid. Know your labour rights!
Judy Haiven on Natal Day, unfortunately by no means a holiday for most of Nova Scotia’s workers. Our province is stingy when it comes to designating statutory holidays.
Judy Haiven explains the complexities around getting paid for working on Canada Day.
Judy Haiven on your sadly non-existing rights when you have to work on Victoria Day.
Judy Haiven looks at labour law as it applies to Good Friday and Easter. These things are never simple. Don’t let your boss take advantage of this, either knowingly or unknowingly.
Heritage Day in NS is also a “retail closing day” which means that almost all stores excluding drug stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, and gas stations must remain closed. If there is a union where you work, you will be paid for this holiday. However if there is no union, it’s a little more tricky. Don’t just assume your boss knows. In this article Judy Haiven explains exactly what you are entitled to.