Taking Time Off


Employees can take time off work for vacation or for unexpected life situations


Annual vacation

After one year of work, employees get to take vacation days – time off with pay.


Leaves of absence

Employees can take an unpaid leave of absence for things like family responsibilities or jury duty.


Sick days

Employees must give notice to their employer if they are unable to work because of illness. Some employers may require a doctor's note.

Employers do not have to pay for sick days. They can offer paid sick days as a benefit if they choose.

If sick leave is paid or allowed, it may not be deducted at a later date from statutory holiday pay, vacation pay or other wages.


Statutory holidays

A statutory holiday does not necessarily mean employees get a day off. Instead, employees may qualify for statutory holiday pay.



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