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Paying your employees for New Brunswick Day

What do I pay my employees?

Typically, employees that have been employed for more than 90 days, as per employment standards are paid a regular day’s wage for a statutory holiday.  

If an employee works various shifts, a regular days pay is calculated by taking the amount of gross pay earned in the last 30 days (not including overtime) and dividing it by the number of days worked.

  • For example; In the 30 days before the holiday, an employee worked 60 hours at $12 an hour over 11 shifts.  That means 60x$12 = $720 gross pay / 11 shifts = $65.45 regular day’s wage.

Employees who work on a statutory holiday must receive their regular day’s pay plus 1.5 times their hourly wage for any hours worked on the holiday. There may be exceptions. Please see your New Brunswick Employment Standards or call a CFIB Business Counsellor for clarification. 


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