Human Resources Legislative Update
Omnibus Workplace Laws Bill Receives Royal Assent (Bill 18)
Date: November 21, 2014
On November 20, 2014, Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (“Bill 18”) received Royal Assent, as amended by the Standing Committee on General Government.
Among other matters, effective February 20, 2015 (i.e. three months after Royal Assent):
- the $10,000 cap on orders to pay wages under s. 103(4) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 will be eliminated; and
- the new two-year extended time limits on most wage claims in s. 111 will apply.
The Bill should be consulted for additional coming into force information.
A discussion of Bill 18 is available in our previous FTR Now, Ontario Reintroduces Legislation Amending Workplace Laws, and background information on Bill 18 (formerly Bill 146) is also available on this blog.