8. Permits / Authorization

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PERMITS / AUTHORIZATIONS

THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT AND ITS REGULATIONS SET OUT THE MINIMUM STANDARDS IN THE WORKPLACE. IT IS NOTED THAT RULES CANNOT BE MADE TO FIT EVERY SITUATION THUS VARIATIONS CAN BE PERMITTED PROVIDING THAT THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER HAS GRANTED AUTHORIZATION IN WRITING TO THE EMPLOYER.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE TYPE OF PERMITS AND GENERAL AUTHORIZATIONS THAT CAN BE GRANTED:

 

  • EXTENDED HOURS PERMITALLOWS AN EMPLOYER TO HAVE AN EMPLOYEE OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES WORK OVER THE MAXIMUM HOURS OF WORK.

  • AVERAGING OF HOURS PERMITALLOWS AN EMPLOYER TO AVERAGE THE HOURS OF WORK OF AN EMPLOYEE OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES OVER A PERIOD OF ONE OR MORE WEEKS REDUCING THE REQUIREMENT FOR OVERTIME PAY FOR EXCEEDING THE STANDARD HOURS OF WORK.

  • MEAL BREAKAN EMPLOYER CAN APPLY TO BE EXEMPT FROM THE MEAL REGULATION OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT.

  • MOVING A PUBLIC HOLIDAYAN EMPLOYER CAN APPLY TO MOVE A PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO ANOTHER DAY.

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PERMITS / AUTHORIZATIONS

 

 

  • EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONSIN REFERENCE TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, AN EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO ALLOW A YOUNG PERSON TO WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. A YOUNG PERSON IS ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN.

  • EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE - AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (SCHOOL OR COLLEGE) THAT WISHES TO PLACE A STUDENT IN A WORK PLACEMENT AS PART OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WITH A PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYER UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT, MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER WHO WILL REVIEW AND ISSUE A DECISION ON WHETHER TO AUTHORIZE AN EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE PERMIT.

RULES OF PROCEDURES

  • THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER CAN CANCEL A PERMIT ISSUED AT ANY TIME. SHOULD THIS OCCUR THE EMPLOYER WOULD BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING.

  • EMPLOYEES CAN SUBMIT A REQUEST TO CANCEL A PERMIT. AN INVESTIGATION WOULD BE CONDUCTED AND A DECISION ISSUED ON WHETHER A PERMIT WOULD BE WITHDRAWN. THE EMPLOYER WOULD BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF ANY DECISION.

  • PERMITS AUTHORIZED BY THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER ARE NORMALLY ISSUED FOR ONE YEAR. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PERMIT.

 

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.