Q-and-A’s from the world of payroll

Answers covering vacation pay, taxable benefits and records of employment
By Annie Chong
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/29/2010

The following types of questions are typically fielded by Carswell’s Payroll Hotline service (a telephone support service, included with several Carswell products). Answers are provided courtesy of The Canadian Payroll Manual and The Canadian Payroll Manager newsletter, published by Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business.

Deducting vacation pay

Question: We allowed an employee to take paid vacation time before it was earned. The employee has now resigned. Can we deduct the amount owing in vacation pay from his final pay?