Canada Labour Code
249 (1) The Minister may designate any person as an inspector for the purposes of this Part.
Marginal note:Powers of inspectors
(2) For the purposes of this Part and the regulations, an inspector may
(a) inspect and examine all books, payrolls and other records of an employer that relate to the wages, hours of work or conditions of employment affecting any employee;
(b) take extracts from or make copies of any entry in the books, payrolls and other records mentioned in paragraph (a);
(c) require any employer to make or furnish full and correct statements, either orally or in writing, in such form as may be required, respecting the wages paid to all or any of his employees, and the hours of work and conditions of their employment;
(c.1) require any employer that provides benefits to its employees under a long-term disability plan that must be insured in accordance with subsection 239.2(1) to furnish proof that the plan is insured in accordance with that subsection;
(d) require an employee to make full disclosure, production and delivery to the inspector of all records, documents, statements, writings, books, papers, extracts therefrom or copies thereof or of other information, either orally or in writing, that are in the possession or under the control of the employee and that in any way relate to the wages, hours of work or conditions of his employment; and
(e) require any party to a complaint made under subsection 240(1) to make or furnish full and correct statements, either orally or in writing, in such form as may be required, respecting the circumstances of the dismissal in respect of which the complaint was made.
Marginal note:Right to enter premises
(3) An inspector may, at any reasonable time, enter on any place used in connection with a federal work, undertaking or business for the purpose of making an inspection authorized under subsection (2), and may, for that purpose, question any employee apart from his employer.
Marginal note:Assistance to inspectors
(4) The person in charge of any federal work, undertaking or business and every person employed thereon or in connection with the operation thereof shall give an inspector all reasonable assistance to enable the inspector to carry out his duties and functions under this Part or the regulations.
Marginal note:Certificate to be produced
(5) The Minister shall furnish every inspector with a certificate of his designation as an inspector and on entering any place used in connection with a federal work, undertaking or business an inspector shall, if so required, produce the certificate to the person in charge of that place.
(6) An inspector may, in carrying out the inspector’s duties and functions, be accompanied or assisted by such persons as the inspector considers necessary.
Marginal note:Evidence in civil suits precluded
(7) No inspector, and no person who has accompanied or assisted the inspector in carrying out the inspector’s duties and functions, shall be required to give testimony in any civil suit or civil proceedings, or in any proceeding under section 242 with regard to information obtained in carrying out those duties and functions or in accompanying or assisting the inspector, except with the written permission of the Minister.
Marginal note:Inspector not liable
(8) An inspector is not personally liable for anything done or omitted to be done by the inspector in good faith under the authority or purported authority of this Part.
- R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 249
- 1993, c. 42, s. 35
- 2012, c. 19, s. 435
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