Practice Resources

Labour Standards Codes

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The Nova Scotia government holds employers to specific standards when it comes to employing Nova Scotians. This lesson provides an overview of all the labour standards applicable to a small-business employer from vacation entitlements to sick leave to minimum wage.

The lesson also outlines lesser known labour standards such as those around compassionate-care and emergency leave.

Details are also provided on the labour codes all employers must adhere to when employment contracts are terminated.

Key Points

  • Vacation and holidays with pay
  • Minimum wage
  • Equal pay
  • Sick leave
  • Termination of employment