Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2)

Act current to 2015-03-03 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations setting out the manner of calculating or determining the number of days for the purpose of paragraph 201(1)(b).

  • 1993, c. 42, s. 25.
Marginal note:Holiday during first 30 days of employment
  •  (1) An employee is not entitled to pay for a general holiday that occurs in his first thirty days of employment with an employer if the employee does not work on that day, but if required to work on the general holiday the employee shall be paid at a rate at least equal to one and one-half times his regular rate of wages for the time that the employee worked on that day, unless the employee is employed in a continuous operation in which case the employee is entitled to his regular rate of wages for the time that the employee worked on that day.

  • Marginal note:Employment

    (2) For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to be in the employment of another person when that person is available at the call of that other person, whether or not that person is called on to perform any work therefor.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 202;
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 20(F).

Division VIMulti-employer Employment

Definition of “multi-employer employment”

  •  (1) In this Division, “multi-employer employment”, as more particularly defined by the regulations, means employment in any occupation or trade in which, by custom of that occupation or trade, any or all employees would in the usual course of a working month be ordinarily employed by more than one employer.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (2) The Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) defining more particularly the expression “multi-employer employment”; and

    • (b) modifying, to such extent as the Governor in Council deems necessary, the provisions of Division IV, V, VII, VIII, X, XI, XIII or XIV so that, as far as practicable, employees engaged in multi-employer employment will be entitled to the same rights and benefits under that Division as employees employed by one employer.

  • Marginal note:Idem, application

    (3) Any regulation made pursuant to subsection (2) may be made applicable to all federal works, undertakings or businesses or particularly to one or more such works, undertakings or businesses or such classes thereof or classes of employees thereof as may be specified in the regulations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 203;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 9.

Division VIIReassignment, Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Compassionate Care Leave, Leave Related to Critical Illness and Leave Related to Death or Disappearance

Maternity-related Reassignment and Leave

Marginal note:Reassignment and job modification
  •  (1) An employee who is pregnant or nursing may, during the period from the beginning of the pregnancy to the end of the twenty-fourth week following the birth, request the employer to modify her job functions or reassign her to another job if, by reason of the pregnancy or nursing, continuing any of her current job functions may pose a risk to her health or to that of the foetus or child.

  • Marginal note:Medical certificate

    (2) An employee’s request under subsection (1) must be accompanied by a certificate of a qualified medical practitioner of the employee’s choice indicating the expected duration of the potential risk and the activities or conditions to avoid in order to eliminate the risk.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 204;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 9;
  • 1993, c. 42, s. 26.