Employment Standards Act Comprehensive Review
The Review Panel was appointed and began work in October 2021.
What's Happening Now
The Review Panel has launched the second stage of the review and will be doing consultations with all interested members of the public through written submissions and in-person meetings.
The Review Panel has published an interim report rapport provisiore to guide public consultations. This interim report contains information gathered from organizations and stakeholders as well as from related research and other jurisdictions on the modernization of employment standards.
On line consultations
Employment Standards Act Comprehensive Review Public Consultation (the on-line consultation page will close on January 31, 2023)
Sessions will be scheduled for oral comments (both in-person and virtually) between January 10th and 23rd, 2023. Please contact Hazel Walsh-Scott at 902-368-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org if wish to book a location, date and time.
Written comments on the report or submissions regarding proposed changes to the legislation are also welcome and requested to be submitted by no later than January 31, 2023. Please forward your written submissions by mail to:
Labour and Industrial Relations
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Attention: Hazel Walsh-Scott
or by fax at 902-368-5476 or by email to email@example.com
Andrew Thompson, Chairperson
Andrew is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and has extensive experience with employment matters in the PEI public sector. His previous employment includes Director of Human Resources with the City of Charlottetown and Health PEI, and CEO of the PEI Public Service Commission.
Hans Connor, Employee Representative
Hans is a lawyer currently employed with the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees and has experience in dealing with employment matters on behalf of employees.
Isabelle Keeler, Employer Representative,
Isabelle is a lawyer currently employed with Cox & Palmer and has experience in dealing with employment matters on behalf of employers.
The Review Panel is tasked with conducting the review in the following manner, using the time-lines as guidance:
|Stage 1||Initial consultations (ensuring employer groups, employee groups, the Employment Standards Board, Labour and Industrial Relations Division staff, other government entities involved with employment matters, and academics have been engaged) and production of an Interim Report to advise Islanders of the range of issues that have been identified and the options for change that have been proposed||12 months|
|Stage 2||A second round of consultations with stakeholder groups and the public, using the Interim Report as a guide to assist in the solicitation of feedback on the proposed options for change.||5 months|
|Stage 3||Production of the Final Report, with recommendations on changes that should be made to the Employment Standards Act and Youth Employment Act, to be provided to the Minister.||5 months|
Terms of Reference for the Review Panel
If you would like more information, or have questions about the review please contact the Employment Standards Branch at 902-368-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org