We presently have 17 participants for the
seminar confirmed and have extended our deadline with Tremblant to November 6, 2003. We
have booked for 20 participants and have additional rooms on hold at present.
As outlined previously this seminar is held Monday, January 25 to
Wednesday, January 28. The seminar costs include three nights accommodations (Sun
afternoon to Wed afternoon), three day lift tickets, three days breakfast and two dinners.
All participants receive customizable personnel manuals.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with other business owners in
a fun, activity filled environment. The superior accommodations are walking distance to
the lifts and all of Tremblants facilities. The seminar materials distributed will save
your company future employee and governmental costs.
Please contact the office for further details if you and/or your
associates are interested in attending.
STATUTORY (PUBLIC) HOLIDAYS
A reminder that the following are Public Holidays in Ontario,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Boxing Day. Please note that Remembrance Day, November 11, is
not a Public Holiday.
If your employee works any Public Holiday they are entitled to either 2.5
times their regular pay or 1.5 times their regular pay plus a day off with pay.
As mentioned in previous newsletters the new Employment Standards Act
forces employers to pay Public Holiday pay to all employees effective upon hiring. There
is no three month exemption for new employees. Part time employees receive Public Holiday
pay based upon their average daily hours worked. This formula is daily hours worked in the
preceding four weeks divided by 20. If your part time employee worked 6 days at 7.5 hours
per day in the past four weeks they would be entitled to 2.25 hours of pay for the Public
Holiday. Please remember that all employees must work their scheduled hours before and
after the Public Holiday in order to earn the pay. For part time employees the scheduled
hours may be as much as two weeks before or after the holiday. If they miss working those
hours they are not entitled to Public Holiday pay.
VACATION TIME AND PAY
Most employers have difficulty s can take their vacation either one week at a time or both weeks together.
An employee can ask an employer, in writing, to utilize their vacation in periods of less
then one week (individual days). The employer is not obligated to grant the request for
shorter vacation periods but must confirm their agreement in writing.
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
As mentioned previously we were attempting to develop a generic safety
manual for our clients. We have changed our focus and have hired Tom Proctor to prepare
the necessary policies and manuals for both Ruffins Pet Centre (the company) and for each
We are recommending that our clients contact Tom directly to assist in
preparing the required documents regarding safety policies and procedures. Tom has
provided an article to determine if your company requires assistance in this area. We have
included this information on our website at: www.contrenmanagement.com/tomproctor.html
Please contact Tom directly at 905 975 7901 for more information.