May I please seek legal advice regarding the payment of holidays? In my current employer, we are considered as daily paid so only legal holidays are paid. However, it's been the practice of the company to pay November 1 (being a special holiday) because it is included in our National Staff Employment Condition as paid holiday. Our Regional Office is reviewing the list of holidays in the Employment Conditions and they would want to exclude November 1 in the paid holidays.
My question is can we defend that they could not exclude it because it has been enjoyed by the employees for several years already? If yes, we will need to provide them with documentation and labor ruling.
Appreciate your advice.
Thank you and more power.