Earning a Fixed Salary Could Mean You WORK FOR FREE on Leap Day

The prices increases in times of inflation.

Photo: Moment RF

As leap year brings an extra day, salaried workers like Rohith Krishnan in Toronto find themselves working without compensation, according to CBC News. Employers often pay a fixed yearly amount, leaving workers to potentially lose out on hundreds of dollars while companies save BILLIONS!

Hourly vs. Salaried Distinction: Hourly workers are paid for leap day work, but salaried workers face varying impacts based on pay schedules.

Wage Theft Debate: The issue of uncompensated leap day work sparks a debate over 'wage theft.' Advocates like Ella Bedard call for fair compensation and urge workers to monitor their hours to avoid underpayment.

Voices from the Workforce: Krishnan and others express disappointment over uncompensated work on leap day, highlighting ongoing expenses. However, some argue that salaried positions offer benefits that offset the lack of compensation.

Financial Impact: Statistics Canada data reveals that the average salaried worker potentially loses $351 on leap day. Considering there are millions of salaried workers, the collective savings for employers could possibly reach $2 billion.

Leap Year Compensation Practices: While no law mandates extra pay for leap day, some contracts include compensation, albeit uncommonly. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, one of Canada's largest unions, compensates with annual salary distribution over 365.25 days to address calendar year discrepancies.

With today's day unfolding, the debate over compensating salaried workers for the extra day prompts a closer look at payment practices and workers' rights.

Make sure to share and save this for the future, so you're ready for the next leap day (Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2028).

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content