Human Resources Legislative Update
Bill Amending Employment Standards Act, 2000 Passes at Second Reading, Sent to Committee
Date: June 3, 2010
On June 3, 2010, Bill 68, the Open For Business Act, 2010, carried at Second Reading and was Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
As previously reported, Bill 68 is omnibus legislation that would amend Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 to allow the Director of Employment Standards to require claimants to provide specific information and let their employer know about their complaint before the claim is assigned to an officer; authorize employment standards officers to attempt settlements of complaints; and allow officers to make decisions on claims when parties fail to attend decision-making meetings or provide evidence on time.