Getting it just right

Tracking employees’ vacation properly both sanity-saver and legal obligation
By Cori Maedel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/07/2012

The only thing better than a vacation is a paid vacation. It’s a precious resource to which many employees are entitled, and it’s one employers have a legal obligation to track.

But tracking vacation is easier said than done, especially if employees are spread over multiple jurisdictions, each with its own employment laws, minimum standards and record-keeping requirements for basic entitlements such as vacation time and vacation pay.

Before getting into vacation-tracking details, it’s important to understand the difference between vacation time and vacation pay because, under many circumstances, these two figures are tracked separately.