The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned on:
December 5, 2016

Bill No. 128

Labour Standards Code (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code

Introduced by:
Honourable Kelly Regan
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) November 30, 2015
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement December 18, 2015
2015 Statutes, Chapter 42

Explanatory Note

This Bill expands the protections against discharge, layoff, suspension, intimidation, penalty, discipline or discrimination for any employee who, pursuant to an enactment, has

(a) assisted another person to make a complaint;

(b) initiated or helped initiate an inquiry, investigation or proceeding;

(c) participated, or is about to participate or who the employer believes will participate in any proceeding;

(d) made or is about to make an inquiry about that person’s or another person’s rights;

(e) made or is about to make any statement or provide information to the Director of Labour Standards or an officer;

(f) been asked or required by an employer to comply with the Act and the regulations; and

(g) taken or will take a leave of absence that the person was entitled to or will become entitled to take.