A look at labour standards south of the border

How does the U.S. treat key labour standards issues?
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/06/2014

The United States is our closest neighbour and largest trading partner. American movies, TV and music permeate our culture; we have a lot in common with Americans. Yet, our two countries are not identical — especially when it comes to issues around labour standards.


Requirements for minimum wage, overtime pay, paid vacations, statutory holidays and unpaid leaves are, in many cases, different from our rules. Here is a brief look at how U.S. law treats these key labour standards issues: