New year, new laws: Summary of recent changes to the Northwest Territories Employment Standards Act

On January 1, 2020, changes to the Northwest Territories Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) and the Employment Standards Regulation (the “Regulation”) came into force. The substantive changes include new job-protected leaves of absence, additional restrictions on youth employment, and new protections for domestic workers. These amendments follow similar changes to employment standards legislation in other Canadian provinces over the past year.
The following is a summary of the changes: