Labour Standards Frequently Asked Questions

This document 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 amended. 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.

Note: 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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