On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47), new legislation that if passed in its present form would effectively “undo” many of the key changes to workplace laws implemented by Bill 148. The range of changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)…
On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government announced that it will be introducing proposed legislation today to repeal many of the significant employment and labour law reforms enacted by Bill 148 – including provisions with respect to equal pay, paid personal emergency (PEL) days, scheduling, card-based certification for certain industries and eliminating the requirement that employers provide unions with contact information for employees where they demonstrate that they have 20% support. Learn more in this FTR Now.
Hicks Morley’s Jodi Gallagher Healy was quoted by the Law Times in the October 15, 2018 article titled “Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients.” The article explores how Ontario’s government plans to review and possibly reverse the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148.
Overview Bill 148
It has now been 7 months since Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was enacted and cases are beginning to emerge which interpret the new provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). In this Minimum Standards Monitor, we review some decisions of particular interest to employers which involve the new personal emergency leave (PEL) requirements, the equal pay for equal work provisions and the new minimum wage entitlements.
Overview Bill 148 Intoxicants in the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Workplace Investigations
Overview The Law Society of Ontario Six Minute Labour Lawyer 2018 Conference comprises keen analysis on the most important provincial and federal arbitration, labour board, and court cases from crucial viewpoints: arbitrators, labour board adjudicators, union counsel, and management lawyers. They present valuable and topical commentary on a range of issues, from changes to labour legislation to new…
The introduction of two paid personal emergency leave (PEL) days to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) has revived the debate about whether collective agreements or policies provide a Greater Right or Benefit (GROB), or alternatively, whether entitlements under the collective agreement or policies can be offset against the PEL entitlement. The first arbitration case since the paid entitlements were introduced (from Arbitrator Mitchnick) has brought an interesting twist to the debate.
Topic Changes in the Workplace: Marijuana, PTSD and Bill 148
Overview Essential Ambulance Services Agreement Update WSIB Update – Stresses to Worry About Human Rights Update Intoxicants in the Workplace Bill 148 Update – Which End is Up? Sexual Harassment and “#Metoo” Emergency Services Bargaining Landscape Update