Western Libraries

Labour & Employment Law

John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library

Legal Citation

McGill Guide

Law 2HR Reserve

KF240 .C354 2018

Statutory Law

Canada Labour Code

Cite as: Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2.

Federal employment legislation - specifically the Canada Labour Code - covers persons employed by the federal government and federal Crown corporations, plus people employed in banking, international or inter-provincial transportation and communications, broadcasting, grain production, fisheries, mining and uranium processing.

Employment Standards Act

Cite as: Employment Standards Act, 2000, SO 2000 c 41.

The ESA provides the minimum standards for working in Ontario. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in Ontario workplaces.

Labour Relations Act

Cite as: Labour Relations Act, 1995, SO 1995, c 1, Schedule A.

The Labour Relations Act, 1995 governs both the process by which a trade union acquires bargaining rights and the procedures by which trade unions and employers engage in collective bargaining; the Act applies primarily to workplaces in the private sector, but also applies to certain parts of the public sector (municipal workers, hospital employees, Ontario Hydro, etc.) with some modifications.