Employment Standard Act

Employment Standards Proposed Changes

Some major employment standards changes proposed by the government are coming in 2018: Minimum Wage Increases: $14 per hour on January 1, 2018 and $15 per hour on January 1, 2019 (with similar, but reduced, increases for student minimum wage). The current minimum wage for most employees is $11.40 per hour.[…]

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What to look for in 2017 – Are you ready?

We have successfully helped our clients meet their strategic goals to stay abreast, if not ahead, of all the legislative changes impacting employment, in addition to maximizing opportunities available i.e., government funded programs. For 2017, please see below. Are you ready? Funding Opportunities – 2017 Summer Jobs Grants – deadline[…]

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AODA – Are you ready?

Employers in Ontario have been aware of the Ontario Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) since it came into force in June 2005.  The AODA seeks to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises on or[…]

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Managing employees with family obligations – The Law

Family Status and Childcare Obligations – Duty to Accommodate Balancing the need to retain talent and support employees while ensuring a productive workplace is a challenge facing all employers. Under the Human Rights Code, employers, unions, landlords and service providers all have a legal duty to accommodate based on a person’s[…]

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