On May 30, 2017, The Ontario government announced a new, proposed, legislation, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. The proposal includes many amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) as well as changes to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA).

It is important to keep in mind that these are all proposed changes and nothing is final as of yet.

Some major changes proposed include:

The majority of the proposed amendments will have an impact on all employers across Ontario, as well as employees.  Employers should take note that the Ontario Government will listen to feedback from parties involved in regards to the proposed legislation.

If you are unsure of how these changes will affect your business, or require assistance in adapting to these changes, contact us at [email protected] or by telephone at (905) 695-5995.