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Canadian Labor Law

The Canadian labour law is the body of law which regulates the rights, restriction obligations of trade unions, workers, and employers in Canada. Both the federal and provincial governments have authority over labour and employment law in Canada.

Only workers who are considered as “employees” are protected by employment law. All employment relationships implicitly include the employer’s obligation to provide work, to pay for the work, and to provide a safe working environment for its employees. As for the employee, every contract of employment implies that the employee will carry out the work and be loyal to his/her employer, not only during the term of employment but also for a reasonable period of time after termination of employment as well.

The good news is all jurisdictions in Canada have legislations designed to protect employees from unlawful discrimination based on race, national, ethnic or place of origin, color, creed, marital status, physical or mental disability, and sex.

Other benefits of labor law in Canada include maternity and paternity leaves, flexible work (conditions apply), and more. The employer cannot fire the employee without any just cause as well. Employees are also entitled to receive reasonable notice of the termination of their employment.

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