Essentials of Work & the Law

Essentials of Work & the Law offers information about your rights and responsibilities as a worker. This publication explains what to expect once you’re hired, and what happens if you’re fired or you leave your job. It also includes guidance on how to deal with a problem at work. The information is current to March 2019.  

Our website coverage of your rights at work has the most current information, and features enhanced step-by-step guidance and template letters to help sort out work-related problems.

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Essentials of Work & the Law

  • English
  • Available in print
Essentials of Work & the Law (French) booklet image cover

Notions de Base: Votre Emploi à la Lumière du Droit

  • French

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Ashley Syer; Mary Thibodeau; and Leanne M. Walsh

Ashley Syer
Mary Thibodeau
Leanne M. Walsh

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