Employment standards legislation exists in every province, and for every federally regulated organization, designed to establish minimum protections for employees.
This legislation outlines 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 not only as a result of the legislation itself, but those sought in a civil claim.
The lawyers of MacDonald & Associates will guide employers through the intricacies of Employment Standards legislation to avoid breaching their duties in that regard.