New Family Day a challenge for national employers

Many keen to apply equitable national strategy
By Sarah Dobson
||Last Updated: 03/07/2008

Ontario’s new Family Day is complicating the efforts of employers looking to apply an equitable national strategy when it comes to statutory holidays.

That’s according to HR services company Hewitt Associates which found, in a survey of 265 companies, more than one-half (58 per cent) of those in Ontario have a national policy with respect to statutory holidays, so they grant the same number of days off to workers in each province, regardless of provincial requirements.