13. Administration and General Rules

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ADMINISTRATION & GENERAL RULES

THE ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL RULES INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING LABOUR COMPLAINTS AND INITIATING INSPECTIONS TO ENSURE EMPLOYERS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT.

 

LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINT

A WORKER EMPLOYED BY AN EMPLOYER AND COMPLETING WORK IN NUNAVUT HAS THE RIGHT TO FILE A LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINT WITH THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER IF THE WORKER BELIEVES HIS OR HER RIGHTS AS STATED IN THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT WERE NOT COMPLIED WITH BY THE EMPLOYER. BEFORE A WORKER FILES A LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINT, A WORKER IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINT WITH HIS / HER EMPLOYER.

 

ROLE OF LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER

THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER WILL ATTEMPT TO MEDIATE SOLUTIONS TO LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINTS WHILE ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT. IF THE OFFICER CANNOT RESOLVE THE LABOUR DISPUTE, A NOTICE FOR NON WAGE COMPLAINTS ORDERING THE EMPLOYER TO COMPLY WILL BE ISSUED. IN CASES OF WAGE CLAIMS, A WAGE CERTIFICATE WILL BE PREPARED AND FORWARDED TO EMPLOYER WITH CORRESPONDENCE NOTIFYING BY ORDER OF THE OFFICER TO PAY TO THE EMPLOYEE(S) WAGES DETERMINED OWED.

IT IS NOTED THAT ANY DECISION OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER CAN BE APPEALED TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS BOARD. THE BOARD IS INDEPENDENT, AND ITS ROLE IS TO HEAR APPEALS OF DECISIONS ISSUED BY THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER.

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ADMINISTRATION & GENERAL ROLES

 

FILING A LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLAINT WITH THE LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE OFFICE:

 

A WORKER IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • THE RESULTS OF ANY INITIATIVES BY THE EMPLOYEE TO RESOLVE THE MATTER WITH THE EMPLOYER;

  • THE CORRECT NAME, ADDRESS OF THE EMPLOYER AND THE LOCATION WHERE THE WORK WAS PERFORMED;

  • A WORKER’S DATE OF HIRE AND THE DATE OF TERMINATION WHERE APPLICABLE;

  • A BRIEF STATEMENT EXPLAINING THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM, INCLUDING ANY APPROPRIATE WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE OFFICE 

BOX 1000, STN 590

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT X0A 0H0

 

TEL: 1-867-975-6322 TOLL FREE: 1- 877-806-8402

FAX: 1-867-975-6367

 

THIS IS A GUIDE ONLY

FOR INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATIONPURPOSES, REFER TO THE NUNAVUT LABOUR STANDARDS ACT, ITSREGULATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS.