Do you need to contact the Labour Board or the Labour Standards Division?
Knowing where to go for help concerning your particular situation can be confusing. Often the Labour Board receives questions from the public that should be directed to the Labour Standards Division. The information below may help you get the answers to your questions:
If you belong to a trade union, you should first contact your union for assistance and information.
If you do not belong to a trade union, you will need to contact the Labour Standards Division.
The Labour Standards Division deals with employment rights related to hours of work and breaks, deductions from pay, minimum wage, vacation pay, holiday pay, overtime, etc. If you wish to file a complaint, please visit their website for information on the complaint filing process.
You can also contact the Labour Standards Division as follows:
NOTICE: Labour Board Seeking Members with Construction Experience – Application Deadline May 29/17
The Labour Board is seeking new labour and management members with construction experience.
Most Trade Union Act (“TUA”) matters require a full panel (chair, labour representative, and management representative) under Part II of the TUA. Experienced members bring a valued perspective to Board matters and thus it is essential that the Board has a roster of members with experience in the construction industry. Construction industry experience may be gained in many contexts, including the collective bargaining process on either the labour or management side; executive experience in the construction industry; or experience in a senior position with a construction union or trades council. The Board provides an orientation to all new members to familiarize them with the Board’s processes.
The Labour Board encourages applications from all Nova Scotians and welcomes applications from aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, racially visible people, persons with disabilities, women, and other employment equity groups.
The deadline to apply is May 29, 2017. The ABC Spring 2017 bulk advertisement and application process is available at novascotia.ca/abc.
Feel free to contact Diana Hartley, Chief Administrator at Labourboard@novascotia.ca if you have any questions about what is involved with being a member of the Labour Board.
Please share this message with any of your experienced contacts who may be interested in serving on the Labour Board.