An essential reference to the Canada Labour Code
The Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference provides a concise description of the employer rights and requirements under the Canada Labour Code, making it a must-have tool for all human resources professionals, labour relations specialists, and employment/labour lawyers working in or for federally regulated organizations.
With an experienced team of authors in Jamie Knight, Donald Jarvis, Geoff Ryans, and Laura Freitag, the 2019 edition has been brought up to date. Where appropriate, key cases continue to be added to show how the Code has been interpreted in key areas.
The updates and revisions in the 2019 edition of the Quick Reference feature the following:
- A review of Bill C-63, which received royal assent in December 2017. These changes have not come into force at the time of writing.
- Bill C-63 amends the Code and includes changes to work scheduling, overtime, and expands existing leave provisions to include: family responsibilities leave, leave for victims of family violence, and leave for traditional Aboriginal practices.
- A review of the proposed amendments to the Code contained in Bill C-65, which is at its Third Reading in the Senate at the time of writing.
- Bill C-65 amends Part II of the Code to address workplace violence and sexual harassment. It introduces obligations for employers to prevent and protect against workplace violence and sexual harassment. These obligations extend to both current employees and former employees.
The legislation is current to Canada Gazette Vol. 152:34 (August 25, 2018).