Brewing brouhaha

Ontario-based brewing company ordered to pay employee
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/27/2014

A recent ruling saying Sleeman did not pay one of its employees the holiday pay he was owed might be tough to swallow for the Ontario-based brewing company.

Though he was on sick leave at the time, Fernando Pires was entitled to the holiday pay he did not originally receive for July 1, 2013, or Canada Day, according to a recent arbitration decision.

Pires had been on sick leave from June 19, 2013, to July 4, 2013, and was receiving sick benefits at the time, which pays less than what he would have gotten paid had he been at work.