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Canadian Master Labour Guide, 36th Edition, 2021

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 | 1,930 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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Published: April 21, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433514800

Product description

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:
    • Significant changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code, including new rules for overtime averaging agreements, an expanded list of permissible deductions, a new formula for general holiday pay, an increase to the maximum length of temporary layoffs, reduced notice requirements for group terminations, and more
    • New leaves of absence for public health emergencies or communicable diseases added in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Nunavut
    • Job protections for employees who are absent due to COVID-19 added in many jurisdictions
    • New illness and injury leave added in British Columbia, and domestic violence expanded to include five days of paid leave per year
    • Parental leave expanded in Quebec
  • Human rights, equal pay, and employment equity  changes:
    • Amendments to the federal Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations that modify survey, reporting, and record-keeping requirements
    • Amendments to British Columbia’s Human Right Code, primarily related to powers of the Human Rights Commissioner, protections for persons who participate in an inquiry, and new offences for obstructing and misleading the Commissioner
    • Significant modifications to the equal pay sections in Nova Scotia’s Labour Standards Code, including the addition of definitions of “gender” and “substantially the same work”, a prohibition on requiring an employee to identify their gender or other characteristic as may be prescribed or those of any other employee, changes to the complaint provisions, and more
    • Amendments to Northwest Territories’ Human Rights Act, which establish and set out the role of the Executive Director of the Commission, expand the grounds on which a complaint may be dismissed before referral to adjudication, and more
  • Labour relations changes:
    • Amendments to Alberta’s Labour Relations Code, including a new division entitled “Measures During Illegal Strike or Illegal Lockout”, new measures related to picketing, modifications to the sections dealing with inquiries into certification and revocation applications, changes to remedial certification, a new Board power to summarily reject a fair representation complaint for refusal to accept a reasonable settlement, modification to the reverse onus provision applicable to employers and introduction of a similar provision applicable to trade unions, modifications to which matters may be heard by the Chair or a vice-chair sitting alone and the reasons for which the Board may summarily reject a matter, significant changes to construction labour relations provisions, and more
    • Modifications to several provisions of The Labour Relations Act of Manitoba, dealing primarily with conciliation and mediation
    • Modifications to the arbitration provisions applicable to firefighters and police officers under New Brunswick’s Industrial Relations Act
    • Amendments to Prince Edward Island’s Labour Act implementing a first collective agreement dispute resolution procedure
  • Employment Insurance changes:
    • Major overhaul of Quebec’s Parental Insurance Plan, including expanded parental benefits, new benefits for adoptive parents, additional benefits for single parents and for births or adoptions that involve multiple children, 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