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In Canada legislation governs the minimum standards and conditions of employment. Matters such as minimum wage, hours of work, protected leaves, human rights, harassment, privacy, pay equity etc. are the subject matter of legislative provisions. These legislative provisions are often the subject of judicial consideration which results in a body of statute and common law that governs employment relationships in Canada.
Canadian labour law is that body of law which regulates the rights, entitlements and obligations in the unionized work place between trade unions, workers and employers in Canada. It reflects a tripartite relationship involvement the negotiation of, interpretation, application and maintenance of the collective agreement governing the relationship between the parties as well as the impact of applicable labour legislation.