May 28, 2018

Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation Reinstated Starting with the July 1, 2018 Holiday

Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation Reinstated Starting with the July 1, 2018 Holiday The Ontario Government has announced that it will review the public holiday system under Part X of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) following feedback and discussions with stakeholders. The review will be conducted in 2018. As an interim measure, the government…

May 9, 2018

Pay Transparency Legislation Passed

  The Ontario Government’s Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018 has passed third reading. The legislation will require that compensation be based on a job’s requirements and a candidate’s qualifications, and that certain employers track and publish information about compensation in their organizations. The new rules are scheduled to come into effect on January 1,…

March 27, 2018

Proposed Pay Transparency Legislation Introduced

  The Ontario Government has introduced Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018, which would require that compensation be based on a job’s requirements and a candidate’s qualifications, and require certain employers to track and publish information about compensation in their organizations. On March 1, 2018, the Bill was carried on First Reading. The Bill is…

November 26, 2017

Proposed Changes Affecting Ontario Workers Pass Third Reading and Will Become Law

  Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which includes amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000, Labour Relations Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act, has passed third reading and will become law once it receives Royal Assent. The changes are summarized below. While many of the Bill’s changes will come into…

November 26, 2017

Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Workplace Legislation

  Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which includes broad ranging amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, has passed second reading after debate in the Ontario Legislature. The final legislation is expected to be passed by the end of 2017. The proposed changes are summarized below. We…

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