Employment Rights

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.

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Minimum Wage
Current Rates

Information on the Code
Specific Rules

Guide to the Code / Guide du code des normes de travail
English / français

Holiday Chart / Table des Jours fériés payés
English / français

Changes to the Labour Standards Code and Legislation
Summary of changes


Foreign Workers


Current Topics


Related Sites


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