AdvantAge Ontario Human Resources Law: The Year in Review

Overview Join this popular annual webinar to hear about important developments in human resources law over the past year, and the key trends to think about for 2018. Topics will include an update on bargaining trends in the LTC sector, key changes under the WSIB regime, labour and employment update with a focus on Bill…

Ontario Minimum Wage to Increase on October 1, 2017

On October 1, 2017, the general minimum wage in Ontario will increase from $11.40 to $11.60 an hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees. Minimum wage rates for specified students, liquor servers, hunting and fishing guides and homeworkers will increase on the same date. Note that the Ontario government has tabled legislation to increase…

Minimum Wage Increase to Come Into Effect June 1, 2014

Employers are reminded that the minimum wage rate prescribed under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) will be increasing on June 1, 2014, notwithstanding the recent dissolution of the Legislature and subsequent election call. As previously reported on our legislative blog, the increase to the minimum wage rate was accomplished by regulation on February 14,…

Ontario Introduces Legislation Tying Minimum Wage to CPI

Further to the Ontario government’s previously reported commitment to tie future minimum wage increases to the province’s Consumer Price Index, Bill 165, the Fair Minimum Wage Act, 2014 was introduced on February 26, 2014. Bill 165 would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and create a new section 23.1, setting out a framework for the…