Earn a fixed salary? You might be working for free tomorrow

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Rohith Krishnan was “bummed” when he found out he’s not getting paid for the extra day of work during leap years. 

Employers typically pay their salaried workers the same yearly amount, whether the calendar year has 365 or 366 days, unless the contract states otherwise. As a result, the average salaried worker is potentially losing out on hundreds of dollars, while employers collectively save billions.

“You still have your expenses for that day,” the senior tax associate working in Toronto pointed out. Meals, gas and transit fares still add up for many people on Feb. 29, Krishnan said. 

“I think we should be compensated.”

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