Better informed about province’s employment standards

WELLINGTON – Sept. 25, 2013 – Eight employers and employees from the Evangeline and Summerside regions had the opportunity to learn all about the province’s employment standards during a 90-minute lunch-and-learn in Wellington Sept. 24.

Robert Yeo, chief labour standards officer for the province, gave a presentation about the various components of the PEI Employment Standards Act, including minimum wage, vacation pay, paid holiday pay, overtime, statutory holidays, sick pay, hiring and firing methods, and many others. The participants asked lots of questions and appreciated the answers they received.

The lunch-and-learn was organized jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

Shown following the session are, from left, co-operator Angèle Arsenault; Jeannine Arsenault, client information officer with the Wellington Rural Action Centre; guest speaker Robert Yeo and entrepreneur Louise Gallant.