Employment Standards Act Comprehensive Review
The Review Panel was appointed and began work in October, 2021.
What's Happening Now
The Review Panel has completed the second stage of the review by doing consultation with all interested members of the public through written submissions and in-person meetings.
The Panel is now working on Its final report which, when completed, will be presented to the Minister responsible for the Employment Standards Act and Youth Employment Act.
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.
Kendra Gunn, Employee Representative
Kendra is a lawyer with extensive experience dealing with employment matters on behalf of employees including senior leadership roles with two provincial public sector unions.
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 email@example.com.