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Changes to the Agency Workers Provisions of the ESA – June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023
by Israel Foulon Wong LLP

Executive summary

Recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) will soon impact those who operate temporary help agencies (“THAs”) and recruiting firms, as well as those who use their services (the “Client”).

Effective July 1, 2023, a licensing regime for THAs and recruiters will be open for applications. Operating as a THA or recruiter beyond January 1, 2024, without a license to do so, will be a violation of the ESA subject to fines. Further, using the services of a THA or recruiter, if it is known that they do not have a license, will expose the Client to the same fines.

On June 22, 2023, Mark Repath of Israel Foulon Wong LLP presented at the Law Society of Ontario on these upcoming changes to the ESA. A copy of the paper provided to attendees that discusses this issue, and related issues for THAs, recruiters, and their Clients, can be found here.

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This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice, which in all circumstances must be tailored to the specific facts of any problem. You should obtain a proper legal consultation in order to determine how this article applies to your specific situation. Please feel free to contact Israel Foulon LLP to learn more at 416-640-1550.