In Nova Scotia, the Labour Standards Code and its Regulations set the basis for the employment relationship. They outline benefits such as minimum wage, vacation and holidays, pregnancy/parental leave and others.
Both employees and employers have rights and responsibilities under these rules. If either party believes the rules have been broken, a complaint can be filed with the Labour Standards Division. Learn more about the complaint process...
Information on the Code
Guide to the Code / Guide du code des normes de travail
English / français (we are in the process of updating the French version of the Guide)
Changes to the Labour Standards Code
Summary of changes