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Upcoming changes to Canada Labour Code

Significant amendments to Part III of the Canada Labour Code pursuant to the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, will come into force April 1, 2014. Essentially, the changes involve implementing a statutory complaints framework for unpaid wages and other violations of the Code (with new time limits), creating an internal administrative review process for payment orders and notice of unfounded complaint and imposing a new 30-day time limit for payment of vacation owing in the case of termination.

Unclear records meant employer owed money to employee who walked off job and didn’t return

Employers! Keep track of your workers’ hours and wages—or an employment standards officer may intervene and determine what you owe. A Northwest Territories employer got off easy in a recent case of poor record keeping, but the decision sends a clear message to businesses across the country.

Although a manager, overtime had to be paid

The Northwest Territories Labour Standards Board ruled that although a terminated worker was indeed a “manager,” as there was an agreement that he would be compensated for overtime work, the employer had to pay overtime pay owed, in addition to termination, statutory holiday and vacation pay.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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