*Eligible Employees 


  • An employee is entitled to general holiday pay if they have worked for the same employer for at least 30 workdays in the 12 months prior to the holiday.


  • Most employees are entitled to general holidays and receive general holiday pay if one of the following applies to them: 
    • a general holiday is a regular day of work, or
    • they have worked on a general holiday that is not a regular day of work


  • An employee is not entitled to general holiday pay when they:
    • don’t work on a general holiday but are required or scheduled to do so
    • are absent from employment without consent of the employer on the employee’s last regular working day preceding, or first regular working day following, the general holiday