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