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A history of the minimum wage in Prince Edward Island.
Where employees are not members of a labour union, the , Employment Standards Act, sets out the requirements for paid vacation. If an employee is employed by the same employer for less than eight years, the, Employment Standards Act, says that employers must give every employee: a vacation of two...
Some employers in PEI pay employees by the amount they produce and not by the hour. This arrangement is called “piecework”. An employer cannot pay an employee less for piecework than that employee would have earned at the minimum wage for the number of hours worked. This information is meant to...
Tips and gratuities are the property of the employee who earned them and no employer can require an employee to share a tip or gratuity with that employer. In addition, an employer can not pass on any administrative charges to an employee. An employer, however, can adopt a policy of pooling tips...
If you are an employee and you are called in to work outside your regular work hours, your employer must pay you for at least three hours work. Each time an employee is required to report to work, he/she must be paid for at least three hours. Staff meetings or other similar call-ins which are...
Every employer, under section 27 of the, Employment Standards Act, , must have a sexual harassment policy and communicate the policy to their employees. Below is a sample policy:, Sexual Harassment Policy Statement, ___________________________________________________ (NAME OF EMPLOYER) "Sexual...
The certification system allows employees to decide in a democratic way whether or not they wish to be represented by a trade union. A board-issued certificate gives a trade union bargaining rights on behalf of a group of employees. Similar procedures allow changes to, or cancellation of, these...
A jurisdictional dispute means a dispute between trade unions or between unions and employer over the assignment of work. Where the parties themselves are unable to settle the dispute, either party may make a complaint to the Labour Relations Board identifying the complainant, nature of the dispute...
After three months continuous service with an employer, an employee is entitled to unpaid leaves of absence of up to three days for sick leave during a twelve-month period. If the employee takes three consecutive days, the employer may ask for a medical certificate. Effective 1 October 2010,...
Under the, Employment Standards Act, , an employer must tell an employee in writing that he/she will fire or suspend or lay off that employee. This is called giving notice. “Notice” is the letter telling the employee that he/she will no longer work for the employer after a given date. It is also...