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Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference - 2019 Edition
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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).


About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practises labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has thirty-five years of experience working with his clients to improve the effectiveness of their human resources relationships. Jamie represents employers in all aspects of dealing with their unionized and non-unionized employees. Jamie’s practice features wrongful dismissal, human rights, health and safety, privacy, labour board hearings, collective bargaining and labour arbitrations. Jamie is an author/co-author of some twenty publications — almost all in multiple editions. He is a teacher, frequent speaker, and pro-active advocate for workplaces that work.

Jamie has been on the Board of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) since 2008, President in 2017 and Past President in 2018. In 2017, Jamie was named the Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition to a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Jamie has maintained a high ranking for many years in other respected sources in both categories of employment and labour law. In 2018, Jamie was elected as a Fellow of the U.S.-based College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Geoff Ryans, LL.B., is a partner in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Geoff regularly acts for a wide variety of union and non-union clients. Geoff has been involved in many significant arbitrations, wrongful dismissals and proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal. Geoff has also assisted numerous clients in collective bargaining, both as spokesperson at the bargaining table and providing advice on the drafting of language for inclusion in a collective agreement. Geoff regularly writes and speaks on a wide variety of labour and employment topics, including with respect to collective bargaining strategies, injunctive relief and restrictive covenants in employment contracts. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Geoff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Ottawa in 2003, and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 2006. Geoff is a member of The Advocates' Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Donald B. Jarvis, LL.B., is a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. Donald has thirty years of experience providing strategic advice to employers to improve their employee relations. His practice involves the representation of management in all areas of labour relations and employment law, including acting as spokesperson at collective bargaining negotiations. He regularly represents both public sector and private sector employers before labour boards, arbitration boards, human rights tribunals, the courts, and numerous employment-related administrative tribunals. He regularly authors and presents papers on topical labour and employment law matters and is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Labour Law. He is a Past Chair of the Labour Relations Section of the Ontario Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society. Donald is recognized by his peers as one of Ontario’s leading management-side labour and employment law practitioners.

Laura Freitag, J.D., is an associate in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP , practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Laura received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2015. While at law school, Laura was an assistant editor for the Ottawa Law Review. She also served as a teaching assistant in law school for Contract Law and Principles of Legal Research. Prior to attending law school, Laura graduated from McGill University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Laura is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.