Employment Standards Board

The purpose of the Employment Standards Board is to provide an independent forum for the fair adjudication of employment rights and obligations as outlined in the Employment Standards Act.

What is the function of the board?

The primary role of the Employment Standards Board is to, in accordance with the Employment Standards Act, exercise the powers conferred on it by the Act, including:

  • adjudicate appeals of employers / employees regarding orders issued by the Chief Employment Standards Officer; and
  • annually review the Minimum Wage Order and recommend accordingly to the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Primary Role: Adjudicative

Material Role: Advisory 

How many people are on the board?

The board shall consist of not less than six persons equally representative of employees and employers respectively, and one additional person who shall be chairperson. There may also be appointed one or more vice-chairpersons.

What are the requirements of the board members?

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on the position sought.

Skills Required
Mediation and tribunal skills.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $200/diem and Members - $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Quarterly meetings of the board, plus attendance at hearings when appointed to a panel.  Typical time commitments vary:

Chair may be needed 11-38 days, Vice Chair 6-9 days, Members 3-5 days per year.

Members of the board shall be appointed for a term not to exceed three years and are eligible for re-appointment.

Employment Standards Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Don MacCormac, Chair Queens County Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2019
Elizabeth Noonan Prince County July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
Michael Podger Queens County Jan 30, 2018 Jan 30, 2021
Wayne Vessey, Vice Chair Queens County Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2019
Alexander (Sandy) MacKay Queens County Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Blake Jelley Queens County Jan 30, 2018 Jan 30, 2021
Dianne Arsenault Prince County Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2019
Tracy-Lee Carmichael Queens County Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2019

Additional information about the Employment Standards Board purpose and membership roles can be found here.

How can I apply?  

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For further information about this committee, you may contact:

Hazel Walsh (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 
Telephone: (902) 368-5550
Email:  hawalsh@gov.pe.ca


Published date: 
August 7, 2018
Executive Council

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118


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