Civil Section Minutes 2007

Inter-Jurisdictional Enforcement of Employment Standards Orders

Presenter: Vincent Pelletier, Directorate of Research and Ministerial Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Québec

M. Pelletier provided an update respecting this matter, which was first raised at the 2005 meeting of the Conference. At the 2006 meeting of the Conference it was decided that the Civil Section Steering Committee would determine, after consulting with the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Laws, whether it is possible and appropriate to pursue uniform legislation in this field. M. Pelletier received preliminary information from the secretary of this Association in February 2007. In general, there are reciprocal arrangements in place between the provinces and territories, with the exception of Québec, but there are also differences between the laws of the various jurisdictions and the agreements in place. Two possible options were mentioned: (1) to seek approval in principle for harmonization of laws from all Ministers of Labour and, if approval is given, to establish a working group in cooperation with the ULCC; or (2) to enhance the existing reciprocal system and arrangements. M. Pelletier will continue to follow-up with the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Laws.

RESOLVED:

THAT the Civil Section Steering Committee continue to monitor developments and consult with the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Laws, to address whether it is possible and appropriate to pursue uniform legislation in this field.

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