Who is covered

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Official title: Who is covered – Know the fact

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Federal labour standards set employment conditions such as hours of work, payment of wages, overtimes rules, vacation and general holidays, leaves and rights on termination of employment for federally regulated workplaces*.

Federal labour standards only apply to employees in federally regulated businesses and industries. They do not apply to self-employed/independent workers.

A self-employed/independent worker:

An employee:

Federal labour standards that apply to employees:

*A list of federally regulated workplaces can be found at canada.ca/regulated-industries.

These are general guidelines. The Labour Program’s definition of an employee may differ from the definition used by the Canada Revenue Agency.

For more information on federal labour standards, visit:

Canada.ca/federal-labour-standards or contact the Labour Program

1-800-641-4049 Teletypewritter (TTY) 1-800-926-9105

#LabourStandards @Labour_ESDC

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