On November 22, 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. Once enacted on January 1, 2018, Bill 148 will change major aspects of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The changes contained in Bill 148 are the most substantial amendments to employment and labour law in Ontario in decades and will have far-reaching implications.
Most people’s knowledge of Bill 148 is limited to its impact on increasing the minimum wage in Ontario. Join Natalie C. MacDonald and Geoffrey Lowe on Wednesday, December 6th at 11am for a comprehensive overview of all the changes Bill 148 will make to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, including the new leaves of absence, the new rules about scheduling employees, and yes, the changes to the minimum wage in Ontario.
Author - Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law