Wellington lunch-and-learn to focus on PEI’s employment standards

WELLINGTON, PEI – Sept. 6, 2013 – Employers and employees who would like to learn more about the rules governing wages, overtime pay, holiday pay and other such issues on PEI are invited to a lunch-and-learn at the Wellington Rural Action Centre at 48 Mill Road on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 12 noon. Lunch will be provided.

Robert Yeo, chief labour standards officer with the province’s Employment Standards Branch, will give an hour-long presentation about the various components of the PEI Employment Standards Act.

“The session provides information about the minimum wage, vacation pay, paid holiday pay, overtime, reporting pay and termination issues, among other employment standard provisions found under the PEI Employment Standards Act,” explains Yeo. “The Act establishes rules that govern the employment relationship between employers and employees in this province. Also discussed during the presentation are the rules relating to youth employment.”

Yeo will distribute copies of the act and its guide to those attending the session.

This lunch-and-learn is being hosted jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI. The presentation will however be given in English only.

“It is extremely important for all employers to really understand the provincial standards that regulate pay so that they will treat their employees fairly and at the same time ensure that they are abiding by the law,” notes RAC client information officer Jeannine Arsenault.

“It is also important for all employees to know their rights so that they are compensated fairly for their work,” adds Chamber coordinator Raymond J. Arsenault.

All those wishing to attend must register in advance by contacting Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, Ext. 228, or jeannine@rdeeipe.org no later than Sept. 20. The registration fee is $5 for Acadian Chamber members and $10 for non-members.


CUTLINE: Jeannine Arsenault, client information officer at the Wellington Rural Action Centre, shows the PEI Employment Standards Guide that will be discussed at the Sept. 24 lunch-and-learn in Wellington.

For more information:
Jeannine Arsenault
Client information officer
Wellington Rural Action Centre
(902) 854-2328, Ext. 228