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Employment & Labour Law

Employment law involves the legal rights and obligations that regulate all aspects of the workplace relationship between employers and employees. It includes issues such as hiring, contractual agreements, wrongful dismissal, health and safety, human rights, employment standards, retirement, benefits, directors and officers liability, mergers, acquisitions and downsizings and workers compensation, etc.

In Canada, most of the legislation relating to labour and employment are made by the federal and provincial governments. Which laws apply to you can depend on whether your employer is regulated by the provincial government or by the federal government.


Canada Labour Standards Regulations (C.R.C., c. 986) and Canada Labour Code ( R.S. 1985, c. L-2 )

From the Department of Justice, unofficial but up-to-date consolidation of the Canada Labour Code and Regulations.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Canadian Internet Law Resource Page : Labour and Workplace Issues

Contains the paper entitled 'Workplace Issues Discussion Paper' by the Information Highway Advisory Council's Steering Committee on Workplace Issues and Lifelong Learning (1997).
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007


From, Legal Information Ontario, Legal Line provides information on issues relating to employment including; Employees Rights and Obligations, The Employment Standards Act, Wrongful Dismissal, Employment Insurance, Sexual Harassment and Union/Labour Issues..
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

United States


This site provides up-to-date coverage of federal law, regulations, rules, and Executive Orders affecting the rights and obligations of a federal employee. Also included is information about federal employment issues.
Date Last visited: January 26, 2007

Employment Law Net

Employment Law Net, produced by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is a comprehensive, interactive employment law resource for in-house counsel and human resource managers. The site provides an impressive series of links to U.S. federal statutes and regulations, state statutes and regulations, international and native laws.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

United Kingdom

Department of Trade and Industry: Employment Matters

Provides information about employee rights, employment standards, minimum wage. Includes full-text publications including consulation documents and regulatory guidance.
Date Last visited: January 26, 2007

International and Comparative

The International Labour Organization

Contains international labour standards and human rights legislation including links to the ILO databases. In addition, the site provides links to the text of selected foreign labour legislation (in English) through NATLEX, the text of labour conventions and international labour standards through ILOLEX, and legislative information. The Cornell Law Library has an International Labour Organisation (ILO) mirror site for North America.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Internet Directories

Hieros Gamos : Employment

Provides links to sites related to the rights and duties of employers and employees, as well as the U.S. federal and state as well as foreign, laws that regulate the labour market. In addition to providing links to primary law sources, the site provides information about U.S. federal agencies and associations involved in labour and employment issues.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

FindLaw : Legal Subjects : Labor & Employment Law

Contains a comprehensive directory of sites and resources pertaining to labour and employment.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007