Judy Haiven looks at labour law as it applies to Good Friday and Easter. These things are never simple. Don’t let your boss take advantage of this, either knowingly or unknowingly.
People who get paid the least and work in the most unstable jobs are often the people most vulnerable to abuse by their bosses. And without a union or money to get legal help, these workers usually have nowhere to go. In Halifax at least that situations has improved a bit. There is now a Workers Action Centre (WAC) that you can turn to for answers to your questions and for concrete support.
Nova Scotia Heritage Day is one of the six measly public holidays in Nova Scotia. Everyone is supposed to get Monday, Feb. 18 off work—but only some of you will be paid. Judy Haiven explains all.
Judy Haiven on living and working in Nova Scotia, one of the stingiest and most punitive provinces when it comes to labour standards. Exhibit # 1: Working on New Year’s day and other holidays.
This is the most puzzling time of the year – to figure out which days are paid holidays and which are not. Judy Haiven helps you understand your rights, so you can help your boss understand.
News release: This province to do more to protect workers from wage theft, and more to protect workers when companies declare bankruptcy, says NS Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh The Federation of Labour is planning to collect donations for the 600 workers who were not only laid off, they are owed 3 weeks pay with three weeks to go before Christmas. The concern is these workers will have no pay or ability to access EI benefits before Christmas.
On Christmas Eve stores stay open until 6pm, even 8pm, and one retail worker believes that’s way too late, and it’s time for a change.
Judy Haiven visited a Halifax coffee shop at around 11 AM this Remembrance Day morning. It was good.
He stood up straighter. In a patronizing tone he told me, “I think I know the law. I just have to pay them double time for today…” On her Remembrance Day trip to the Annapolis Valley Judy Haiven explains the law to workers and bosses. Many employees are entitled to a day off with pay, but employers don’t know that, she finds. This is an updated version of a story originally published on November 13, 2017.
Those working in the cannabis sector who are non-union will not likely have things like a fair wages, sick and medical benefits, a pension or to even be covered by provincial labour standards if they are classed as agriculture workers, writes NS federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh. It’s time to protect and enshrine into law better protections for the workers’ employment and labour conditions.