Bill 148 Update: Impact on the Employment Standards Act, 2000
About this topic:
In 2015, the Ontario Government retained two special advisors to carry out a review of employment and labour standards legislation. As part of their comprehensive review, the special advisors made 173 recommendations, including recommendations to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in a number of key areas. Ontario's response to the review was the introduction of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Bill 148, which passed second reading, is expected to become law.
Our seminar will review the major amendments to the ESA being proposed as part of Bill 148. In our seminar we will cover the following key areas.
- Leaves of Absence, Scheduling & Overtime
- Minimum Wage
- Public Holidays & Vacation with Pay
- Equal Pay
- Temporary Help Agencies
- Enforcement Procedures
- Record-Keeping Requirements
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the proposed amendments to the ESA, and of the types of policies, procedures and contracts that may require updates following the enactment of Bill 148.
Alexa Sulzenko, Giovanna Di Sauro and Allison Medjuck.