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Canada Labour Standards Regulations (C.R.C., c. 986)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-15 and last amended on 2015-03-16. Previous Versions

Weekly Rest (continued)

 During an averaging period, hours of work may be scheduled and actually worked without regard to section 173 of the Act.

  • SOR/91-461, s. 8

Employees Under 17 Years of Age

[SOR/91-461, s. 9]
  •  (1) An employer may employ a person under the age of 17 years in any office or plant, in any transportation, communication, maintenance or repair service, or in any construction work or other employment in a federal work, undertaking or business if

    • (a) he is not required, under the law of the province in which he is ordinarily resident, to be in attendance at school; and

    • (b) the work in which he is to be employed

  • (2) An employer may not cause or permit an employee under the age of 17 years to work between 11 p.m. on one day and 6 a.m. on the following day.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/99-337, s. 1]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/91-461, s. 10]

  • SOR/80-687, s. 1
  • SOR/81-284, s. 1
  • SOR/86-477, s. 1
  • SOR/91-461, s. 10
  • SOR/96-167, s. 1
  • SOR/99-337, s. 1
  • SOR/2002-113, s. 2

Apprenticeship

 An employer is exempted from the application of section 178 of the Act in respect of any of the employer’s employees who are being trained on the job if those employees are apprentices registered under a provincial apprenticeship Act and are being paid in accordance with a schedule of rates established under such an Act.

  • SOR/91-461, s. 11
  • SOR/2002-113, s. 3

Reporting Pay

 An employer shall pay an employee who reports for work at the call of the employer wages for not less than three hours of work at the employee’s regular rate of wages, whether or not the employee is called on to perform any work after so reporting for work.

  • SOR/91-461, s. 12

Annual Vacations

 An employer shall, at least 30 days prior to determining a year of employment under paragraph (b) of the definition year of employment in section 183 of the Act, notify in writing the affected employees of

  • (a) the dates of commencement and expiry of the year of employment; and

  • (b) the method of calculating the length of vacation and the vacation pay for a period of employment of less than 12 consecutive months.

  • SOR/94-668, s. 5
  •  (1) Where an employer has determined a year of employment under paragraph (b) of the definition year of employment in section 183 of the Act, the employer shall, within ten months after the commencement date or after each subsequent anniversary date, as the case may be, of the determined year of employment, grant a vacation with vacation pay to each employee who has completed less than 12 months of continuous employment at that date.

  • (2) The vacation granted to an employee pursuant to subsection (1) shall be the number of weeks of the employee’s vacation entitlement under section 184 of the Act divided by 12 and multiplied by the number of completed months of employment from and including

    • (a) the date employment began, for an employee who became an employee after the commencement date of the year of employment referred to in subsection (1); or

    • (b) the commencement date of the year of employment previously in effect, for all other employees.

  • (3) Where an employee is entitled to an annual vacation and there is no agreement between the employer and employee concerning when the vacation may be taken, the employer shall give the employee at least two weeks notice of the commencement of the employee’s annual vacation.

  • (4) An employer shall pay vacation pay to an employee who is entitled to an annual vacation with vacation pay

    • (a) within the 14 days before the beginning of the vacation; or

    • (b) on the regular pay day during or immediately following the vacation where it is not practicable to comply with paragraph (a) or where it is an established practice in the industrial establishment in which the employee is employed to pay vacation pay on the regular pay day during or immediately following the vacation.

  • SOR/94-668, s. 5
  • SOR/2002-113, s. 4(E)
  • SOR/2014-305, s. 1(F)
  •  (1) An employee may, by written agreement with the employer, postpone or waive the employee’s entitlement to an annual vacation for a specified year of employment.

  • (2) Where an employee waives an annual vacation in accordance with subsection (1), the employer shall pay the vacation pay to the employee within 10 months after the end of the specified year of employment.

  • SOR/91-461, s. 13
  • SOR/94-668, s. 5

General Holidays

  •  (1) A notice of substitution of a general holiday required to be posted pursuant to subsection 195(3) of the Act shall contain

    • (a) the name of the employer;

    • (b) an identification of the affected employees;

    • (c) the address or location of the workplace;

    • (d) the dates of the general holiday and the substituted holiday;

    • (e) the dates the substitution comes into effect and expires;

    • (f) the date of posting; and

    • (g) a statement that at least 70 per cent of the affected employees must agree to the substitution of the general holiday for the substitution to come into effect.

  • (2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall remain posted for the duration of the substitution.

  • SOR/91-461, s. 14
  • SOR/94-668, s. 5

 Where, in accordance with subsection 195(1) of the Act, any other holiday is substituted for a general holiday in a written agreement between the parties to a collective agreement, the written agreement shall contain the information set out in paragraphs 15(1)(a) to (e).

  • SOR/94-668, s. 5

Regular Rate of Wages for Purposes of General Holidays and Bereavement Leave

 For the purposes of subsection 210(2) of the Act, the regular rate of wages of an employee whose hours of work differ from day to day or who is paid on a basis other than time shall be

  • (a) the average of the employee’s daily earnings exclusive of overtime hours for the 20 days the employee has worked immediately preceding the first day of bereavement leave; or

  • (b) an amount calculated by a method agreed on under or pursuant to a collective agreement that is binding on the employer and the employee.

  • SOR/79-309, s. 1
  • SOR/91-461, s. 15
  • SOR/2014-305, s. 2

 For the purposes of section 197 of the Act, if the hours of work of an employee whose wages are calculated on a daily or hourly basis differ from day to day, or if the employee’s wages are calculated on a basis other than time, the regular rate of wages for a general holiday shall be

  • (a) the average of his daily earnings exclusive of overtime for the 20 days he has worked immediately preceding the holiday; or

  • (b) an amount calculated by a method agreed upon under or pursuant to a collective agreement that is binding on the employer and the employee.

  • SOR/79-309, s. 2
  • SOR/91-461, s. 16
  • SOR/2014-305, s. 3

Multi-employer Employment

[SOR/91-461, s. 17]
  •  (1) In this section,

    basic rate of wages

    basic rate of wages means the basic hourly wage rate of an employee excluding any premium or bonus rates paid under any specific conditions of his employment; (taux de salaire de base)

    employee

    employee means an employee engaged in multi-employer employment; (employé)

    employer

    employer means the employer of an employee; (employeur)

    longshoring employment

    longshoring employment means employment in the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo and in operations related to the loading or unloading of ship’s cargo; (emploi au débardage)

    multi-employer employment

    multi-employer employment means longshoring employment in any port in Canada where by custom the employee engaged in such employment would in the usual course of a working month be ordinarily employed by more than one employer; (travail au service de plusieurs employeurs)

    multi-employer unit

    multi-employer unit means an association of employers designated by the Minister as a multi-employer unit. (groupe de plusieurs employeurs)

  • (2) When an employee of an employer who is a member of a multi-employer unit is entitled to wages for multi-employer employment, the employee is entitled to and shall be paid by the multi-employer unit an amount equal to their basic rate of wages multiplied by one twentieth of the hours, exclusive of overtime hours, that they worked in the four-week period immediately preceding the week in which a general holiday occurs.

  • (3) Where an employee is employed by an employer who is not a member of a multi-employer unit, the employee is entitled to and shall be paid, on each pay day, in lieu of general holidays, an amount equal to three and one-half per cent of his basic rate of wages multiplied by the number of hours worked by the employee for that employer in the pay period for which he is paid on that pay day.

  • (4) In addition to any amounts that an employee is entitled to under subsections (2) and (3), an employee who is required by an employer to work on a general holiday shall be paid at a rate of not less than one and one-half times his basic rate of wages for the time worked by him on that day.

  • (5) The Minister may by order designate an association of employers as a multi-employer unit for any port or ports if

    • (a) the association has set up and administers a central pay office to record the employment of the employees of the employers who are members of the association and to pay wages to such employees on behalf of their employers; and

    • (b) the Minister is satisfied that the central pay office so set up by the association of employers is authorized to collect from each of the members of the association and pay out on their behalf to their employees the pay required to be paid to those employees pursuant to this section.

  • (6) For the purposes of paragraph 206(1)(a), subsections 206.1(1), 206.4(2), 206.5(2) and (3), 210(2), 230(1) and 235(1), paragraphs 239(1)(a) and 240(1)(a) and subsection 247.5(1) of the Act, if an employee is engaged in multi-employer employment, that employee is deemed to be continuously employed.

  • SOR/78-560, s. 3
  • SOR/81-473, s. 1
  • SOR/91-461, s. 18
  • SOR/2002-113, s. 5
  • SOR/2009-194, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-305, s. 4
 
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