Abstract

This report was prepared for the Federal Labour Standards Review Committee. It examines the research and relevant Canadian empirical evidence on work schedules, work time and work-life balance. It assesses trends and current practices in Canadian workplaces, particularly in sectors under federal jurisdiction. The paper also reviews empirical evidence on problems regarding work-life balance, increasing work-life pressures, and the need to accommodate evolving family structures. [To view the full article, please download the PDF.]