Canada Labour Code: Big Changes Coming in the New Year December 07 2018

The Canadian Government has introduced Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation. Act, which will see many changes to the Canada Labour Code.   If successfully passed, the changes will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

Most notably, the proposals include but are not limited to:

  • Rest periods. Employees will be entitled to a 30-minute unpaid break for every consecutive 5 hours worked and a minimum 8-hour break between shifts.
  • Several amendments to current leave of absences such as Family Responsibility Leave which will be replaced with a new Personal Leave. Other leaves that will see changes include Medical Leave, Court or Jury Duty Leave, Maternity Leave, and more.
  • Increased vacation entitlements.
  • Several amendments to current language as it pertains to terminations such as revised notice periods and group terminations.
  • Equal pay for equal work which will include part-time, casual, contact or seasonal employees.
  • Revised language relating to temporary staffing agencies.

For more information on the proposed changes, please reach out to one of our HR representatives or submit a ticket through our OnDemand portal. 

We will continue to report on this as the story progresses.