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New amendments to the Canada Labour Code will exempt some employees from the legislation’s hours-of-work requirements. “These amendments are a rare example of changes that employers in the federal sector will welcome and, in some respects, [will] align the CLC to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act,” says Landon Young, managing partner of Stringer LLP, a labour […]

The Federal Pay Equity Act, which took effect on Aug. 31, 2021, requires all federally regulated employers with 10 or more employees to prepare and post a pay equity plan by Sept. 3, 2024. In addition, it requires all unionized employers or those with 100 or more workers to establish a pay equity plan — […]


An article on the most recent changes to the Canada Labour Code was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: How recent Canada Labour Code updates are impacting federally regulated employers Report finds fewer employees going above and beyond in their jobs Half of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2023 August 25, 2023
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There have been several changes to the Canada Labour Code in recent months. Here’s an overview of what’s happened and what’s on the horizon for employers under federal labour jurisdiction. New employer obligations As of July 9, 2023, federally regulated employers must reimburse employees for reasonable work-related expenses. When determining whether an expense is related […]

Federally regulated workplaces are expected to begin offering free menstrual products to workers by the end of 2023. On Wednesday, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan announced changes to the Canada Labour Code that would ensure access to such products beginning Dec. 15. The changes would require federally regulated workplaces to provide menstrual products to workers at […]