Feds looking to provide flex arrangements

Considering changes for federally regulated workers
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2016

The federal government is considering making changes to ensure federally regulated workers have better access to flexible work arrangements.

The government is holding consultations on proposed amendments to the Canada Labour Code, which could affect the roughly 12,000 businesses and 820,000 employees who are federally regulated. The government is also in talks with the provinces regarding similar changes. 

More and more Canadians are struggling to find the right balance between their work, family and personal responsibilities, said Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk in Flexible Work Arrangements: A Discussion Paper released in May.