1. Find out if laws about holiday pay apply to you

Does my employer have to pay me for public holidays?
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1. Find out if laws about holiday pay apply to you

Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. These include rules about holiday pay.

But not all jobs are covered by the ESA. And, in some cases, only parts of the ESA apply.

Use the Ministry of Labour's online tool called Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules to find out if your job is covered by the ESA and which parts of the ESA apply.

You can also call the Ministry's Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551, 416-326-7160, or 1-866-567-8893 (TTY).

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Reviewed: July 3, 2018

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