Where does this employee work?

When a company is based in one province, but an employee occasionally works in another, tax lines can get blurry
By Alan McEwen
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 01/15/2013

What province has employment standards jurisdiction in this situation?

Brent is an Ontario resident. His employer is incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act and carries on business in most provinces across Canada. The employer is provincially regulated, for employment standards purposes.

Brent normally works out of the employer’s Ottawa office, even though his employment responsibilities often take him all across the country. Over a two day period, Brent is at the employer’s Vancouver office on one day and, on that day, works 10 hours, finishing at midnight. The next day, he is back at work at the Vancouver office, starting at 9 a.m.