Human Resources Legislative Update
Employment Standards Enforcement Blitzes Announced for Ontario Workplaces
Date: May 20, 2015
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that it will do province-wide enforcement blitzes of workplaces that employ “new, young and vulnerable workers engaged in “precarious employment”” and temporary foreign workers to ensure that employers are complying with their obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The blitzes will take place from May 1 to July 31, 2015.
Among other things, the blitzes will focus on violations of minimum wage, overtime pay and other worker entitlements.