Bill C-63 and Bill C-86 Set to Shake Up the Canada Labour Code in September August 14 2019

Effective September 1, 2019, Bill C-63 and Bill C-86 will dramatically reshape the Canada Labour Code, with major changes to scheduling, new and existing leave of absences as well as changes to overtime and vacation entitlements. The following are a few key changes that federally regulated employers should be prepared for.

C-63 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The right to request a Flexible Work Arrangement;
  • Minimum Notice of Shift Change;
  • Right to refuse OT due to family responsibilities;
  • New Leave for Victims of Family Violence;

C-86 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • 30 minute unpaid breaks for every 5 consecutive hours worked;
  • Rest Periods (8 hours between shifts);
  • Notice of Work Schedule (at least 96 hours’ notice before the start of their shift);
  • Increased vacation pay entitlements;

For more information on the upcoming changes, please look out for our August HR Minute or submit a ticket through our OnDemand portal.

Source: Hicks Morley