Holidays and Holiday Pay: Beauty Industry Employees
Holidays and Holiday Pay: Beauty Industry EmployeesThis information comes from Alberta’s Employment Standards Code. Whether you are FT, PT, or on Commission, the code applies to all employees who are NOT self-employed or contracted.
Now let’s begin…
Throughout the year, the following holidays are recognized by the code:
- January 1, New Year’s Day
- 3rd Monday in February, Family Day
- Friday before Easter (varies in March/April), Good Friday
- Monday after May 25, Victoria Day
- July 1, Canada Day
- 1st Monday in September, Labour Day
- 2nd Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day
- November 11, Remembrance Day
- December 25, Christmas Day
Did you know?
- When July 1 falls on a Monday-Saturday, it is celebrated that day, however, when it falls on a Sunday, its celebrated the next day on Monday
- Employers can choose to designate Boxing Day, Easter Monday, or Heritage Day (1st Monday in August) as a holiday, however, it is NOT mandatory
But not everyone is eligible for holiday pay, to be eligible:
- You have to have worked at least 30 days before the holiday in question
- You can ‘t have missed work the day before or the day after the holiday in question
- You have to have actually worked on the holiday in question (not refuse)
If you are eligible, and it is your REGULAR day of work, your employer either
- Pays your daily wage + 1.5X your wage for all hours worked; or
- Pays your daily wage + provides a day off with pay of average daily wage (If you accept this option, you must take your day off no later than your next vacation and on a day that would normally be a work day for you)
If you are eligible, and it is NOT your REGULAR day of work, your employer
- Pays you 1.5X your wage for your hours worked
Did you know?
- If you are on vacation when a general holiday occurs and it would be your regular day to work, you are still entitled to holiday pay
- Employees paid by commission are entitled to their daily wage + 1.5x their wage when they work on a holiday Ask Executive Spa Group how to calculate the hourly wage if you are paid by commission or visit the Alberta’s Employment Standard Code Fact Sheet
In the beauty industry, a lot of employees work irregular schedules where employees only work when there is work available, or work in predetermined, repetitive patterns that differ from your average M-F/9-5. Contact Executive Spa Group for questions regarding your eligibility for holiday pay based on your particular schedule.
The author, Silvia Sanchez, graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in Psychology and has over 15 years of experience in the career-consulting field.