Top 10 Employment Law Cases and Developments of 2018

1.  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) Came into Effect 2018 started off with a bang as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) came into effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148 resulted in the most significant amendments to Ontario’s employment legislation, the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”), that the province had seen […]

The “Bill 148” Rollercoaster Comes to a Crashing Halt

Revised: November 26, 2018 That loud crash you heard? Don’t worry – that was just Ontario Premier Doug Ford derailing the province’s least favorite rollercoaster the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, colloquially known as “Bill 148”. Background For those of you just tuning in, Bill 148 was originally introduced by the Ontario government in May […]

An Employment Law Perspective on the 2018 Provincial Election

Tomorrow is Election Day in Ontario and given the great ideological disparity between the two frontrunners, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party, we here at Rodney Employment Law are eagerly awaiting the results, to gain a better understanding of the direction the new party will be taking the province. While all […]

Life After Bill 148: What is “Equal Pay for Equal Work”?

By: Jordan Rodney for TLOMA Today | Chief among the sweeping legislative changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) introduced by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”) was to the Act’s “Equal Pay for Equal Work” provision. The Ontario government has championed the significance of this amendment by indicating that, “Ontario will become the first jurisdiction […]