Overview

This guide takes you through the division of legislative authority with respect to the federal, provincial and territorial governments and provides a detailed examination of the specific labour and employment law provisions in each jurisdiction.

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Here is a sample of some recent changes to employment and labour law included in this new edition:

  • Family Day holiday introduced in British Columbia.
  • Leaves of absence:
    • Reservist leave added for Nunavut.
    • Leave for death or disappearance of a child added for the federal jurisdiction and Manitoba.
    • Leave for a critically ill child introduced for the federal jurisdiction and Manitoba.
  • Maximum hours of operation on Sundays and certain holidays expanded for retail businesses in Manitoba.
  • Minimum wage increases in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
  • New definitions of “suitable employment” and “reasonable job search” for Employment Insurance claimants.
  • Expanded commentary on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
  • Repeal of the exception which permitted mandatory retirement in the Canadian Human Rights Act.
  • New prohibited grounds of discrimination
    • Gender identity in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.
    • Gender expression in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
  • Significant changes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Act commentary to reflect legislative amendments.
  • Introduction of prescribed time periods for decisions of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board.

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