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Canadian Master Labour Guide, 33rd Edition, 2018

With detailed coverage of employment, labour, and human rights laws in all of Canada's jurisdictions, it gives you the essential information every employer needs to know in one portable and reliable source.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433497592

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Stay on top of changes to employment, labour, and human rights law

Readers of the Canadian Master Labour Guide know that finding a trustworthy information source is vital and they have been placing their trust in this guide for over 30 years. With detailed coverage of employment, labour, and human rights laws in all of Canada's jurisdictions, it gives you the essential information every employer needs to know in one portable and reliable source.

Key topics include:

  • Significant changes in statutory requirements
  • Critical court, board, and tribunal decisions
  • Employment standards
  • Fair employment practices: human rights, equal pay/pay equity, and employment equity
  • Special Issues: occupational health and safety and Employment Insurance
  • Organized labour and collective bargaining

New in This Edition

  • Employment standards changes:
    • Major changes to workplace laws in Alberta, including new rules for hours of work averaging agreements, new and expanded leaves of absence, strengthened enforcement provisions, and more
    • Significant changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000, including new rules for call-in pay and shift scheduling, new and expanded leaves of absence, new rules for temporary help agencies, and more
    • Expanded parental leave and critical illness leave in the federal jurisdiction
    • New interpersonal violence leave in Saskatchewan
    • New statutory holidays in New Brunswick and Yukon
  • Employment Insurance changes:
    • New option for parents to receive 61 weeks of parental benefits at a reduced rate
    • New caregiving benefit for individuals who take time off work to care for a critically ill adult family member
  • Human rights and pay equity changes:
    • Canadian Human Rights Act amended to include protections for genetic characteristics and gender identity or expression
    • Changes to New Brunswick's Human Rights Act, including a new definition of mental disability and protections for family status and gender identity or expression
    • Nova Scotia's Accessibility Act is now in force
    • Gender identity or expression is now a prohibited ground of discrimination in Yukon
  • Labour relations changes:
    • Certification and decertification procedures under the Canada Labour Code have been changed
    • Important changes to Alberta's Labour Relations Code, including availability of certification without a vote in certain situations, a new first contract arbitration regime, relaxed restrictions on picketing, changes to the process of reviewing arbitral decisions, and more
    • First contract arbitration is now available in New Brunswick
    • Major changes to Ontario's Labour Relations Act, 1995, including a new first collective agreement mediation and mediation-arbitration regime, card-check certification in certain industries, new employee lists provisions, Board authority to make interim decisions, increased fines, and more

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Table of contents

Part I: Labour Jurisdictions
Chapter 1: Legislative Powers

Part II: Labour Standards
Chapter 2: Minimum Age for Industrial Employment
Chapter 3: Personnel Records
Chapter 4: Hours of Work
Chapter 5: Minimum Wages
Chapter 6: Overtime Pay
Chapter 7: Payment of Wages
Chapter 8: Vacations with Pay
Chapter 9: Statutory Holidays
Chapter 10: Leaves of Absence
Chapter 11: Termination of Employment

Part III: Fair Employment Practices
Chapter 12: Human Rights
Chapter 13: Equal Pay/Pay Equity
Chapter 14: Employment Equity

Part IV: Organized Labour
Chapter 15: Trade Unions

Part V: Collective Bargaining
Chapter 16: Canada Labour Code
Chapter 17: Alberta Labour Relations Code
Chapter 18: British Columbia Labour Relations Code
Chapter 19: Manitoba Labour Relations Act
Chapter 20: New Brunswick Industrial Relations Act
Chapter 21: Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Act
Chapter 22: Nova Scotia Trade Union Act
Chapter 23: Ontario Labour Relations Act, 1995
Chapter 24: Prince Edward Island Labour Act
Chapter 25: Quebec Labour Code and Related Acts
Chapter 26: The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Part VI: Special Issues
Chapter 27: Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 28: Employment Insurance

Table of Cases
Topical Index