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Changes in Canada’s Labor And Employment Laws


January 29, 2020

The government of Canada has made significant changes to the labor and employment laws that apply to federally regulated businesses – banks, air transport, telephone, radio and television companies, among others. These laws touch on such matters as job scheduling, breaks, vacations, holiday pay and leaves of absences. There are also new accessibility laws, significant changes to labor standards, and revised workplace violence and harassment obligations. This Today’s General Counsel article summarizes these changes, as it looks at what is on the horizon for Canada’s approximately 900,000 federally regulated employees, and the 18,000 entities that employ them.

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