Employment Standards, sometimes called labour standards, is the set of provincial laws that determine the minimum requirements for non-unionized employees at work.
Most employers and employees are covered by the Employment Standards Act of Prince Edward Island.
NOTE: The Canada Labour Code covers employees who work in industries that fall under federal jurisdiction, such as railways, pipelines, ferries, banks, inter-provincial trucking and shipping, and telecommunications.
Employment standards regulations cover:
- Minimum wage
- Minimum wage in Prince Edward Island is currently $11.25 per hour.
- Hours of work – including overtime rules
- Vacation entitlement
- Public Holidays
- Leaves of absence
- Termination notice requirements
In Prince Edward Island you can access details about the Employment Standards on the government website or by calling (902) 368-5550. Of course, you can also contact your local CFIB Counsellor for more information.