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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - The Changing Legal Emphasis

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Department
Human Resources
Course
MHR 523
Professor
Margaret Yap
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 2: The Changing Legal Emphasis Provincialterritorial employment laws govern approx. 90% of Canadians There are 14 jurisdictions 10 provinces, 3 territories, and Canada as a whole EmploymentLabour Standards Legislation Establish min. wages, paid holidays, leave for maternity, termination notice, overtime pay etc. Equal pay for equal work: sex-based discrimination is prohibited Enforcement is complaint based and violators can be fined Legislation protecting Human Rights Complaint driven, focuses on acts employers shouldnt engage in Included in this category are: o Charter of Rights and Freedoms Applies to all levels of government Takes precedence over all other laws Provides: Freedom of conscience and religion Freedom of thought, belief, opinion, press, other communication Freedom of peaceful assembly
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