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Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 3385A/B
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HRAdministrationChapter2TheLegalFrameworkforEmploymentLawinCanadaProvincialterritorial government laws govern 90 of Canadian workersRemaining 10 is governed by federal employment legislationemployed in the federal civil service Crown corporations and agencies and businesses engaged in transportation banking and communicationsREGULATIONS legally binding rules established by the special regulatory bodies created to enforce compliance with the law and aid in its interpretationThe government in each jurisdiction creates special regulatory bodies to enforce compliance with the law and aid in its interpretationhuman rights commission and ministries of labourEmploymentLabourStandardsLegislationEMPLOYMENTLABOUR STANDARDS LEGISLATION laws present in every Canadian jurisdiction that establish minimum employee entitlements and set a limit on the maximum number of hours of work permitted per day or weekEnforcement is complaint based and violators can be finedThese lawso establish minimum employee entitlementswages paid holidays vacation etcoSet maximum number of hours permitted in a dayweekoEqual pay for equal workLegislationProtectingHumanRightshuman rights legislation makes it illegal to discriminate even unintentionally against various groupsIthe charter of rights and freedoms federal legislation that is the cornerstone of human rightsIIhuman rights legislation which is present in every jurisdiction1TheCharterofRightsandFreedomsCHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS federal law enacted in 1982 that guarantees fundamental freedoms to all Canadians1
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