If you run a business in Manitoba, you might be wondering what payroll should look like for your employees when it comes to calculating statutory holiday pay this year.
You may recall Manitoba's general holiday rules being amended as of January 1st, 2018, and though employee eligibility has remained the same, the method of Manitoba's statutory holiday calculations may have been changed since you last checked.
Below, you'll find everything you need to know about Manitoba's general holiday current rules, as of January 2024.
Manitoba observes nine statutory holidays throughout the year where employees are eligible to be off work with statutory holiday pay or work with statutory holiday pay or time off in lieu. Read on to find out the ins and outs of the statutory holidays, how to calculate employee holiday pay and other rules you might not be aware of.
Although Remembrance Day is not a statutory holiday there are special requirements to pay employees who work that day. Also, Easter Sunday, Terry Fox Day, and Boxing Day are not stat holidays recognized in Manitoba. While we’re talking about this wonderful time of year, you may want to bookmark our Tips on Managing Staff during the Holidays.
*If Canada Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the statutory holiday. It gets “bumped” to July 2nd, but this doesn’t happen again until July 2029, so you’ve got time.
Family Day is only observed in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia on the third Monday of February.
In three other provinces, the third Monday of February is still a statutory holiday, called by a different name. Manitoba is one of these three provinces and celebrates Louis Riel Day. The other two provinces are Nova Scotia that celebrates Nova Scotia Heritage Day and Prince Edward Island that celebrates Islander Day.
Therefore the answer is yes, Family Day is a stat holiday in Manitoba, but it just goes by another name. This year, Louis Riel Day falls on Monday, February 19th.
National Truth and Reconciliation Day is a national holiday in Canada and recently, Manitoba has declared it as a provincial stat holiday. However, rather than calling it Truth and Reconciliation Day, Manitoba refers to this day as Orange Shirt Day. Additionally, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a stat holiday for all federal employees.
In 2024, Orange Shirt Day falls on Monday, September 30th.
To be eligible for stat holiday pay in Manitoba, employees simply have to follow the "first and last" rule - there are no restrictions on how long an employee has worked an employer. In order to qualify for Public Holiday pay, employees must work their last regularly scheduled shift before the holiday as well as their first regularly scheduled shift after the holiday, unless they have permissions to miss their shift due to reasonable cause or have their employer's consent. They must also work the holiday to be eligible for holiday pay if they are scheduled to do so.
However, if Joe's request is not accepted, and he does not show up, he will only be paid premium pay for the hours he has worked on the stat holiday.
Calculating stat pay for our employees is a necessary and legal part of business but calculating it accurately makes your place a great place to work. Read our article here about other ways managing human capital helps small business owners retain and elevate great employees.
If your employee works the same number of hours each day consistently, they get paid one day’s wages for the stat holiday.
Ex. Susan works 3:00pm - 8:00pm each afternoon Saturday to Thursday. Her Stat pay would be 5 hours at her regular wage.
For employees who work inconsistent hours or earn different wages, they receive 5% of gross wages for holiday pay in the 4 week period preceding the holiday.
Peter is paid $15.30/hour and worked 76 hours over the past 4 weeks. As he also worked his last scheduled shift before the holiday and will be working the first shift after. Regular wages earned in the last 4 weeks = $15.30 x 76 hours = $1,162.80
You gotta follow the rules. That means each employee that qualifies for stat holiday pay, you must pay them on time and accurately.
They sure do! All full time and part time hourly employees are eligible to receive stat pay.
In addition to Manitoba stat holiday pay, employees who work on the day of the statutory holiday are also entitled to either:
Last pay period, Jane is paid $15.30/hour and works four 8 hour shifts. She also works an 8 hour shift on a stat holiday. She is eligible for both regular and premium stat pay. As she also worked her last scheduled shift before the holiday, and will be working the first shift after, she is eligible for both regular and premium stat pay.
To calculate her total stat pay:
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Push has created smart software that integrates with your staffing back end, to automatically calculate stat holiday pay while scheduling, and paying staff. Payroll is done, and so are holiday pay calculations at the click of a button.
For further information on automating statutory holiday pay calculations connect with a helpful team member at Push today.
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