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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.