Calculate statutory holiday pay
Employees get statutory holiday pay if they work or have the day off
How to calculate statutory holiday pay
Total wages ÷ number of days worked = statutory holiday pay (an average day's pay)
Base your calculation on days worked during the 30 calendar days before the statutory holiday – include vacation days.
Include all wages – this includes salary, commission, statutory holiday pay and paid vacation. Don't include overtime.
Employees must qualify for statutory holiday pay.
Extra pay to work on a statutory holiday
Employees are paid time-and-a-half for hours worked on a statutory holiday – double-time for hours worked over 12 hours.
If an employee doesn't qualify for statutory holiday pay, they get regular pay for working on a statutory holiday.
Statutory holiday on a day off
Employees should be paid statutory holiday pay (an average day's pay) for a regular or scheduled day off that falls on a statutory holiday.
Here's an example
Alex's average day's pay is $150. On the statutory holiday, if Alex:
- Does not work, he's paid $150
- Works 7 hours, he's paid time-and-a-half plus $150
- Works 14 hours, he's paid time-and-a-half for 12 hours, plus double-time for two hours, plus $150