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Media Release: Review of Public Holiday Rules Welcomed

Ontario announces reinstatement of previous holiday pay formula effective July 1, 2018

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 8, 2018

THUNDER BAY, May 8, 2018: The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes the review of public holiday rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The rules for holiday pay were changed by Bill 148, which came into effect on January 1st, resulting in significant concerns from the business community. A resolution calling for the Government to address this issue was adopted unanimously at the recent Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM.

“The new public holiday rules do not provide fair compensation to all employees and add significant salary costs for employers,” says Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased that the Government has heard our concerns and is taking action to return to the previous calculation while they undertake this review and we will continue our advocacy to ensure a fair calculation.”

Submissions regarding the Public Holiday Pay Review can be sent to:  exemptions.review@ontario.ca

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce' advocacy work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our

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