Human Resources Legislative Update
PSFA “General” Regulation Filed
Date: January 3, 2013
On January 2, 2013, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 2/13, General, made under the Putting Students First Act, 2012 (“PSFA”).
Among other things, O. Reg. 2/13 establishes additional prescribed terms further to subsection 2(1) of the PSFA for employees who do not bargain collectively. The terms include, among other things:
- terms that shall be contained in employment contracts between a board and a board employee pertaining to, among other things, retirement gratuities, retirement benefits, maternity benefits and entitlement to receive top up benefits that an employee is entitled to under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”);
- terms that shall be contained in an employment contract between a board and a principal or vice-principal of the board;
- terms that shall be contained in an employment contract between the board and a board employee that provides for a salary of less than $100,000 annually and that provides for movement on the salary grid; and
- in specified circumstances, certain exemptions from the application of certain provisions of section 2(1) of the PSFA.