Employment Standards

Minimum conditions of employment ensure that the working conditions of employees who work in federally regulated workplaces meet basic standards in areas such as hours of work, minimum wages, payment of wages, vacation and holiday pay, termination and severance pay.  Part III of the Canada Labour Code provides a recourse for employees to claim wages and other amounts that their employer owes them, and to seek compensation for unjust dismissals.

The Board hears: 

  • complaints of unjust dismissal; 
  • complaints by employees that their employer has taken action against them because they exercised a right respecting employment standards;  and
  • appeals of review decisions by Labour Program of Employment and Social Development Canada about wages or other amounts that an employee claims is owed to them by their employer.