The Canada Labour Code: A Primer for Federally Regulated Employers

Federally regulated businesses must follow different employment standards than those under provincial jurisdiction. Learn the finer points of compliance under federal employment standards legislation



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Course Leader : Tom Gorsky and Jennifer Hodgins, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00

The Canada Labour Code applies to employees who work in federally regulated industries across Canada, such as banks, interprovincial trucking, railroads, First Nations, telecommunications, broadcasting and airlines. Part III of the code sets out minimum standards for employees working in federally regulated industries, such as hours of work, wages, vacation and holidays.

If you are in a federally regulated industry, attend this webinar and find out what employment rules apply to your company’s workplace and learn about some of the unique provisions of the Canada Labour Code.

• Criteria to Determine if Federally Regulated

  • Criteria
  • Subsidiaries or affiliates in non-federally regulated industries

• The Basics

  • Application and Structure of the Canada Labour Code

• Key Provisions

  • Minimum wage
  • Hours of work and averaging agreements
  • Overtime
  • Public holidays
  • Vacation
  • Job protected leaves

• Termination: Unique under the Canada Labour Code

  • The unjust dismissal remedy
  • Can employers terminate “without cause”?
  • Recent case law
  • Use of employment contracts to avoid unjust dismissal claims

• Enforcement

  • Complaint procedures for employees
  • From voluntary compliance to payment orders and appeals — enforcement mechanisms under the code

Presenters: Tom Gorsky and Jennifer Hodgins, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Thomas Gorsky is a highly experienced and accomplished practitioner of employment law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared many times in the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal. Tom writes regularly on various topics related to employment law and is a former editor of the Dismissal and Employment Law Digest. He is often invited to speak at employment law conferences, including the Employment Law Summit and repeat invitations to address the Six Minute Employment Law Lawyer — two of the pre-eminent annual conferences on employment law, sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Tom has also appeared as guest on various media outlets including CFRB 1010 and AM640.

Jennifer Hodgins is also a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP. She represents unionized and non-unionized clients, operating in both the public and private sectors, ranging in complexity of operations from small, single-location, single-business enterprises to large, diverse, multi-site, multinational corporations

*Please note, this webinar is available for viewing for 7 days from date of enrollment.