In 2015, Remembrance Day is on Wednesday, November 11. Under Alberta’s Employment Standards legislation, the following rules apply:
- If you normally work Wednesdays and are given Remembrance Day off, then you are entitled to your regular daily wage.
- If you normally work Wednesdays and work Remembrance Day, then you are entitled to your regular daily wage plus time-and-a-half for each hour of work. Alternatively, you are entitled to your regular wage for each hour of work on the holiday, plus another regular work day off with pay.
- If you normally have Wednesdays off but you work on Remembrance Day, then you are entitled to pay at a rate of time-and-a-half of your regular wage for each hour of work.
- If you normally have Wednesdays off and do not work on Remembrance Day, then you are not entitled to general holiday pay and are not entitled to an extra day off. However, you may receive general holiday pay or an extra day off if it is a part of your employment contract or a part of a union agreement. Please check with your employer.
To be eligible for general holiday pay, employees:
- must have worked 30 days for their employer in the preceding 12 months,
- must work their scheduled shift before and after the holiday (unless employer consent is given), and
- must work on the general holiday if requested.
All Alberta government offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.