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Significant Canada Labour Code Reforms Come into Force September 1, 2019

In December of 2018, Bill C-86, received Royal Assent. The Bill sets out substantial changes that affect federally-regulated workplaces, modernizing the labour standards in the Canada Labour Code to ensure that Canadians have fair working conditions, are paid properly, and enjoy a work-life balance.

The amendments affect both occupational health and safety as well as labour standards (Parts II and III of the Code), and introduce flexible workplace arrangements, improve predictability of work schedules for employees, introduce changes to overtime, and enhance leave entitlements, among other changes.  

Most of these amendments are scheduled to come into effect in 2019 with staggered implementation dates.

For a snapshot of current and future legislative and regulatory changes, click here. For more detailed information from Employment and Social Development Canada, click here.


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