Small province, big changes

Revamp of P.E.I.’s employment standards legislation could limit employer’s options terminating long-serving employees
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/09/2007

Prince Edward Island, concerned that its employment standards legislation is out of step with the rest of Canada, is looking at making some significant changes.

Last year, the province’s employment standards board appointed a review panel — consisting of an employer representative, a labour representative and a chair — that reviewed the existing legislation, looked at other jurisdictions and sought input. In the fall, it handed in a report,

Enhancing Standards in the Island Workplace