Labour Code

The Canadian Labour Code is a piece of legislation setting out the minimum standards that all employers who are governed by Federal laws, such as banks, transportation companies, and airports, must abide by.

Employees are encouraged to file a complaint for violations of the Code. These violations can include failing to pay overtime pay or vacation pay, failure to give rest and/or lunch breaks, or failure to pay wages.

Employees should be very careful about making a complaint regarding an employer’s failure to pay termination and/or severance pay. In most situations, employees are entitled to far more notice than the minimum amounts that the Code allows for.

Prior to making a complaint through the Code terminated employees should contact a qualified lawyer for advice regarding their specific situation.

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