In 2017 and 2018, the federal government passed four pieces of legislation that make significant amendments the Canada Labour Code (Code), primarily with respect to Part III (Standard Hours, Wages, Vacation and Holidays). A new Part IV, Administrative Monetary Penalties, has also been added. The amendments have staggered coming into force dates.
For federal employers subject to the Code, these sweeping changes have a critical impact on how you manage your workplace. Hicks Morley has the expertise to help you understand and implement the changes, whether your workforce is unionized or non-unionized. We can assist you by:
- conducting an audit of your policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the changes
- if you are ordered to do so by the Minister of Labour, providing guidance on conducting an internal audit regarding compliance with Part III of the Code
- advising on the changes to working conditions, including:
- flexible work arrangements
- right to refuse overtime
- vacation entitlement and holiday pay
- hours of work and rest period
- notice of work schedule / shift change
- new and expanded leaves
We can help you understand your obligations under the incoming “Administrative Monetary Penalties” Part IV, which establishes a penalty system to promote compliance with Parts II and III of the Code, among other things.
We can also assist you in implementing the incoming provisions relating to equal pay for part-time, casual, temporary and seasonable employees, the much expanded obligations regarding harassment and violence, and the new individual and group termination requirements.
And there are even more changes, to those listed above.
September Update on Changes to the Canada Labour Code
With a number of changes to the Canada Labour Code having come into force on September 1, 2019, employers in the federal jurisdiction should take note of new and changing labour standards. These include new scheduling and break provisions, the right to flexible work arrangements, changes to holiday and vacation entitlements, a statutory right to refuse overtime, as well as new and amended leaves of absence. Learn more in the videos below.