Human Resources Legislative Update
ESA amendments proclaimed into force
Date: November 29, 2010
On November 29, 2010, the amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in Schedule 9 of the Open for Business Act, 2010 were proclaimed into force. As previously reported, the Open for Business Act, 2010 is omnibus legislation and the amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 will:
- allow the Director of Employment Standards to require claimants to provide specified 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.