Ontario Proposes Amendments to ESA Regulations in Anticipation of Bill 148 and to Administrative Monetary Penalties under ESA, EPFN

On October 11, 2017, the Ontario government published proposed amendments to regulations made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) which would be required if Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) is passed. Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg. 285/01 (Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage) and O. Reg….

Proposed Data Breach Regulations Under PIPEDA Published

On September 2, 2017, the federal government published the proposed regulatory text of the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (Regulations) made under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Interested persons have been invited to make representations on the Regulations. As previously reported, amendments to the PIPEDA enacted by the Digital Privacy Act…

New Annual Quality Improvement Plan “Indicators” for Healthcare Organizations

Effective July 19, 2017, healthcare organizations are required to include indicators identified by the Minister in annual quality improvement plans (AQIP) under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 regulations. Specifically, amendments to the regulations outlined in O. Reg. 280/17 provide that the Minister, after having considered the advice of the Council, may direct a…

Ontario Establishes Shared Health Services Agency for LHINs

The Ontario government has filed a new regulation under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (Act) to further support recent reforms to the province’s frontline healthcare service delivery model. Now in effect, O. Reg. 456/16 formally establishes the “Health Shared Services Ontario” Agency (Agency) pursuant to the regulatory powers set out in section 39…

Regulation Filed for Personal Emergency Leave in Auto Sector

On November 21, 2016, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 370/16, amending O. Reg. 502/06 (Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries – Automobile Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Warehousing and Automobile Marshalling) made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). O. Reg. 370/16 adds section 4, “personal emergency leave,” to O. Reg. 502/06…

Ontario PRPP Legislation Now in Force

On November 8, 2016, the Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (Act) came into force. As we previously reported, pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) are a relatively new type of savings plan, operating much like a defined contribution pension plan that holds assets pooled together from multiple participating employers and employees. PRPPs are administered by…