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Labour Standards Frequently Asked Questions

This section has been prepared to answer some of the commonly asked questions on the practical application of the Labour Standards Act, R.S.N.L 1990 c L-2, as ammended. The information contained in the frequently asked questions is ready reference for general information only. You are encouraged to contact the Labour Standards Division, for clarification on any of the topics presented.

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  1. Hours of Work
  2. Payment of Wages and Deductions
  3. Payroll Administration/Records
  4. Tips or Gratuities
  5. Vacation and Vacation Pay
  6. Public Holidays
  7. Termination of Employment
  8. Pregnancy Leave
  9. Parental Leave
  10. Adoption Leave
  11. Bereavement Leave
  12. Employment of Children
  13. Sick/Family Responsibility Leave
  14. Compassionate Care Leave
  15. Reservists Leave
  16. Critically Ill Child Care Leave
  17. Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave

It is important to note that the legislation allows an employer to provide terms and conditions of employment that are more beneficial than those set out in the Act. Should an employer's practices or terms in a collective agreement provide greater employment benefits, then those terms and conditions will govern the employment relationship.


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