Canadian Master Labour Guide, 38th Edition, 2023
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Stay up-to-date on recent changes to employment and labour law with this powerful resource.
The Canadian Master Labour Guide makes it easier than ever to stay on top of changes in employment, human rights, and labour law throughout Canada. You will learn what these changes mean so you can respond appropriately.
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.
Employers and advisors trust the Canadian Master Labour Guide to be their definitive source for employment and labour law, including information on:
- Key changes in statutory requirements
- Critical court rulings
- Labour jurisdictions
- Employment standards
- Fair employment practices: human rights, equal pay/pay equity, and employment equity
- Occupational health and safety
- Employment Insurance
- Collective bargaining
Labour standards and human rights quick reference charts for all jurisdictions, plus references to pertinent decisions of courts, labour relations boards, and human rights bodies, are found throughout.
What's New In This Edition
- Employment standards changes:
- New entitlement to paid medical leave in the federal jurisdiction
- New youth employment rules in British Columbia
- New requirement for certain Ontario employers to create written policies respecting disconnecting from work and electronic monitoring of employees
- New leave for end of pregnancy in Alberta and Nova Scotia
- National Day of Truth and Reconciliation added as a statutory holiday in Northwest Territories and Nunavut
- Labour relations changes:
- Important amendments to the Labour Relations Code and regulations in Alberta, including new financial statement obligations for trade unions, amendments related to revocable elections, and a new Financial Disclosure Regulation
- Introduction of card-check certification in British Columbia, as well as modification to construction industry certification periods
- Essential Ambulance Services Act now in force in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Human rights, equal pay, and pay equity changes:
- Expanded commentary on the administrative monetary penalties regime for the Pay Equity Act in the federal jurisdiction
- Certain sections of the Accessible British Columbia Act now in force
- New accessible communication regulation under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act
- New Pay Equity and Pay Transparency Act (not yet in force as of date of writing) passed in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Non-Disclosure Agreements Act becomes law in Prince Edward Island
- Pay transparency legislation adopted in Prince Edward Island
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