Employment Standards Branch
The mandate of the Employment Standards Branch is to administer the Employment Standards Act. The Act establishes employee entitlements with respect to payment of wages, vacation pay, statutory holidays, notice of termination, minimum wage rates, overtime pay, as well as maternity and parental leave protection.
The Labour Relations Board and the Employment Standards Branch are available to assist employers and employees in understanding and applying Employment Standards legislation and regulations in Prince Edward Island. These standards set the minimum terms and conditions that are permissible in workplaces in the province. They are also responsible for handling complaints from employers and employees when they believe the other party is not following the law.
Prince Edward Island’s Employment Standards Branch staff provides information to assist everyone in the workplace to better understand employer/employee rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act and Regulations. The Employment Standards Branch is available to make presentations to employers and/or employees as well as organizations and/or working groups either at your location or in their office.
Employment Standards Branch can be reached at 902-368-5550 or 1-800-333-4362