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Canadian Master Labour Guide, 34th Edition, 2019

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

Softcover | 1,700 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502005

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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 Quebec, including new equal pay rules, revised hours of work and scheduling rules, new and expanded leaves of absence, and more
    • Significant changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000, including a two-year minimum wage freeze, an overhaul of the personal emergency leave provisions, and the repeal of new equal pay and scheduling rules, among other things
    • Expanded parental leave in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island
    • New domestic violence leave in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Quebec
  • Employment Insurance changes:
    • New parental sharing benefit
    • New working while on claim rules
  • Human rights and pay equity changes:
    • British Columbia’s Human Rights Code amended to introduce a new Human Rights Commissioner and to extend the time limit for filing human rights complaints from six months to one year from the alleged contravention or of the last instance of the contravention
    • Amendments to Ontario’s equal pay regime under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 related to employment status and assignment employees were introduced and subsequently repealed
    • New obligations related to psychological harassment under Quebec’s Act Respecting labour standards◦ Quebec’s equal pay regime under the Act Respecting employment standards has been expanded to encompass employment status
    • New bilingual human rights legislation, The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018, now in force  
  • Labour relations changes:
    • Significant changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act, 1995, including the repeal of provisions respecting employee lists, the restoration of a first agreement arbitration regime, a change to the time periods that must elapse before a strike or lockout may be declared, the repeal of provisions that permitted card-check certification in certain industries, the introduction of a new provision governing the relationship between parent and local unions, a reduction in fine amounts, the inclusion of provisions dealing with the Ontario Power Generation Industry, 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