HR_Chapter 2.doc

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Human Resources Management
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HRM 200
Katrina Di Gravio

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Chapter 2 The Changing Legal Emphasisfrom compliance to valuing diversityCanadas Employment Law FrameworkA company with employees in different provincesterritories must monitor the legislation in each of those jurisdictions and remain current as legislation changes constitutional lawoCharter of Rights and Freedomslegislated Acts of ParliamentoIncome Tax Act regulations for legislated Actsorules to aid interpretation of laws oalso to enforce the lawothese bodies will include human rights commission and ministries of labour developing legally binding rules called regulations and evaluate complaints common lawojudicial precedents that do not derive from specific pieces of legislationcontract lawocollective agreementsemployment contracts Multiple Legal Jurisdictions for EmploymentLabour Lawprovincialterritorial laws govern 90 of workersfederal laws govern 10 of workers in federal civil service Crown corporations and agencies transportation banking communications there are different standards and norms in different provincestherefore when working or setting up business in different areas you have to know these norms EmploymentLabour Standards Legislationall employers and employees including unionized employees are covered by employment labour standards legislation provides minimum entitlements for employeesominimum wageoholidays and vacationomaternityparental leavethese laws establish minimum employee entitlements pertaining to such issues as wages paid holidays vacations leave for some mix of maternity parenting adoption bereavement leave compassionate care leave termination notice and overtime payprovides maximum obligations eg hours of workoset a limit on the maximum number of hours of work per dayweekrequires equal pay for equal work male and female workersospecifies that an employer cannot pay male and female employees differently if they are performing the same or substantially similar work Human Rights Legislationbased on Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982 which provides fundamental freedomsoconscience and religion
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