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Canadian Master Labour Guide, 37th Edition, 2022

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 | 2,020 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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Published: April 18, 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433521044

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

What's New In This Edition

Employment standards changes:

  • New minimum wage of $15 per hour established for the federal jurisdiction
  • New statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, added in the federal jurisdiction and Prince Edward Island
  • New rules for youth employment in British Columbia
  • Changes to bereavement leave in the federal jurisdiction and Prince Edward Island
  • New domestic or sexualized violence leave in Yukon
  • Job protections for employees who are absent due to COVID-19 added or expanded in many jurisdictions
  • Paid leaves of absence for COVID-19 vaccinations added in many jurisdictions

Human rights, equal pay, and employment equity changes:

  • The new, proactive federal Pay Equity Act and Pay Equity Regulations are now in force
  • New accessibility legislation is now largely in force in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Amendments to the Alberta Human Rights Act which modified the bylaw-making powers of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, expanded the ability of the director to refuse to accept or to dismiss complaints, permitted hearings to be conducted electronically, and repealed section 37, which permitted the filing of appeals of human rights tribunal orders
  • Indigenous identity is now a prohibited ground of discrimination under British Columbia’s Human Rights Code
  • Amendments to Manitoba’s The Human Rights Code transferred responsibilities for administering complaints to the executive director of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, broadened the executive director’s power to dismiss complaints, imposed time limits for hearings and decisions, and established a $25,000 cap on damages for injury to dignity, feelings, or self-respect
  • Changes to the provisions that govern harassment in the Occupational Health and Safety part of The Saskatchewan Employment Act
  • Amendments to Northwest Territories’ Human Rights Act which give carriage of complaints before an adjudication panel to the Executive Director on behalf of the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and permit the Commission to elect to have carriage of complaints in court proceedings
  • Amendments to Yukon’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations that address workplace harassment and violence

Labour relations changes:

  • Amendments to Alberta’s Labour Relations Code, including amendments to prohibited practiced and a new provision that will, when fully in effect, require trade unions to indicate what portion of union dues, assessments or initiation fees relate to political activities and other causes, and permit union members to elect to pay that portion
  • New Alberta Election of Union Dues Regulation now largely in force
  • Amendments to the Labour Relations part of The Saskatchewan Employment Act repealed the definition of “supervisory employee” and certain related sections

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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