Federal labour standards

Part III of the Canada Labour Code talks about federal labour standards. These set out the employment conditions for hours of work, payment of wages, leaves, vacation, holidays, and more. These standards apply to employees working in federally regulated businesses.

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Federally regulated businesses

List of businesses and industries that must follow federal labour standards.

Hours of work

Standard, maximum and overtime hours of work, and the trucking industry’s hours of work.

Vacation and general holidays

Annual vacation, general holidays and the vacation and general holiday pay calculators.

Leaves

List of paid and unpaid leaves employees may be entitled to.

Filing a complaint

Complaints for unpaid wages or other amounts; unjust dismissal; genetic testing and more.

Wages, pay and deductions

Outline of wages, pay, deductions and wage recovery.

Termination of employment

Steps to follow when terminating an employment, including layoffs and group terminations.

Sexual harassment

The protections all employees have the right to expect in their workplace.

Flexible work arrangements

Employees and employers can work together to help with balancing work and home life.

Legislative and regulatory changes

Federal labour standards are changing in many ways. Learn how these changes are helping employees and employers.

Employer compliance

Employer compliance with labour standards. How and what happens when they do not.

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