May 10

Government to review Public Holiday Rules

Following feedback and discussions with stakeholders such as OBIAA, the office of the Minister Responsible for Small Business would like you to know that the Province will undertake a full review of Part X of the Employment Standards Act, which is the section of the Act which deals with public holiday pay.

Please review the following bulletin recently posted to the Ontario Newsroom

While this review is underway, the Province will be reverting to the pre-Bill 148 calculation of public holiday pay from July 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019, as an interim measure. This is being done through O. Reg. 375/18: PUBLIC HOLIDAY PAY, and people wishing to make submissions to this review may email those submissions to