Update on Ontario Government Wage Restraint Initiatives

In this FTR Now, we look at the amendments made to the Bill and their impact on collective bargaining and non-union wage review activities that may have occurred since the Bill was first tabled. We also discuss the government’s recently announced plan regarding “designated executives” under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (BPSECA).

Ontario Budget Bill (Bill 100) Passes

As previously reported, on April 11, 2019, the Ontario government released its 2019 Budget and introduced Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019. Bill 100 received Royal Assent on May 29, 2019. Of particular interest to employers and human resource professionals are the amendments made to the following statutes: Public Sector Labour…

Ontario Budget 2019: Protecting What Matters Most – Key Human Resources Highlights

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government tabled its 2019 Budget, Protecting What Matters Most (Budget), and introduced supporting implementation legislation, Bill 100, the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (Bill 100).

The Budget outlines key initiatives around broader public sector compensation, reforms within the healthcare sector, registered pension plans, freedom of information, and more. In this FTR Now, we highlight the proposals that are of particular interest to employers, benefits plan administrators and human resources professionals.

Bill 177 Receives Royal Assent, Amends WSIA, OHSA, PBA and BPSECA

On December 14, 2017, Bill 177, Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, received Royal Assent. Bill 177 is omnibus legislation which amends several statutes, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Pension Benefits Act and the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act. Workplace Safety and Insurance…

Executive Compensation for Ontario BPS Organizations – A Summary of Recent Changes

On June 8 and 9, 2017, the Ontario government made a series of significant changes to the BPSECA Executive Compensation Framework. The changes include amendments to the content required of compensation programs, the timing of the development of those programs, and the process organizations must follow to implement their compensation programs…

Ontario Government Amends Executive Compensation Regulation

On June 8, 2017, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 187/17 which amends the “Executive Compensation Framework” regulation (O. Reg. 304/16) made under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (BPSECA). On June 9th the government issued a new Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Program Directive and amended the existing Broader Public Sector Executive…