Danny Cavanagh: Let’s be clear that September 30 is more than a question of becoming a paid holiday. It’s a day to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation. Making it paid will give it much more weight and meaning. What we see in Nova Scotia is a half measure…
Labour Day is a public holiday, and a retail store closing day in Nova Scotia. Whether you are working that day or get the day off, you have rights, but, as Judy Haiven explains. the rules are a bit tricky.
On Monday August 2 Nova Scotia celebrates Natal Day – a day off with pay for the lucky 28% of workers who are represented by a trade union. But it’s likely a normal workday for the rest of us.
Judy Haiven on working and getting paid on this somber Canada Day.
The good news is that the the Victoria Day weekend, is coming up. The bad news is, unless you are covered by a collective agreement at your workplace, you will not get the Monday off with pay. More bad news — if you do work that day, you earn only straight time: there is no holiday pay. Judy Haiven explains.
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.
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.
Only a couple of more sleeps until Christmas. Will it be a paid day off for you? What about Boxing Day – and New Year’s Day? Judy Haiven explains.
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.