Every jurisdiction in Canada has employment standards legislation, which is designed to establish minimum protections for employees.
The Act sets minimum standards for conditions of employment and establishes employer obligations regarding pay, hours of work, overtime, vacations, public holidays, forms of leave and other matters. The Act is enforced by officers that respond to complaints and also conduct spot-checks, visiting businesses to ensure compliance. If this legislation is not adhered to, the damages can be extensive. Rudner MacDonald lawyers can help guide employers through the intricacies of the Employment Standards legislation that applies to them.