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Holidays: Premium Pay

Holiday premium pay, commonly called "double time", is pay for non-overtime hours of work that you are required to work on a holiday. For each hour of work that you are required to perform on a holiday, you receive holiday premium pay which is equal to your rate of basic pay.

Employees who are required to work on a holiday are entitled to a minimum of 2 hours of holiday premium pay.

Employees on flexible work schedule are only entitled to receive a maximum of 8 hours of holiday premium pay.

  • Additional hours worked above the 8 hours may be compensated with compensatory time, or credit hours if on a flexile work schedule.

Employees on compressed work schedules are entitled to a maximum of 9 or 10 hours of holiday premium pay, depending on their work schedule.