Jodi Gallagher Healy Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter on CLC Changes Coming into Force on September 1
Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Jodi Gallagher Healy in an August 12, 2019 article titled “CLC Changes Coming into Force Sept. 1.”
Changes to the Canada Labour Code will come into effect on September 1, 2019 and will impact federally regulated employers. These updates aim to support employees in achieving better work-life balance and benefit employers through increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, enhanced recruitment and retention and more flexible and effective workforce utilization.
“It’s frustrating for employers because there’s so much change at hand, much of which has been put through in a very confusing way,” Jodi says. “A high percentage of the federal sector is unionized, and the code is the floor of rights that people have,” she adds. “There’s going to be a lot of collective agreements that don’t have a lot of these items. And so, it is bringing up the floor of rights that people have.”