Conference / Seminar

Changes to the Employment Standards Act: What You Need to Know

Event Details

June 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON




Workplace laws are changing at a rapid pace. This Advantage session deals with recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA“) you need to know about.

Amendments in force May 20, 2015 authorize Ministry of Labour employment standards officers to require employers to “self-audit” on whether they are compliant with the provisions of the ESA in their workplaces. This includes an obligation to report on any areas of non-compliance. In this session, we will:

  • review the general compliance  requirements under the ESA; and
  • provide guidance and tips on how to review your workplace for compliance issues to minimize your risks BEFORE the employment standards officer comes calling.

We will also discuss the removal of the cap on wage orders, the change to the limitation period for wage claims, shared liability for temporary help agencies and their clients, and more.

The session will end with a question and answer segment.


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Total CPD = 1 hour 30 minutes (1 hour, 30 minutes Substantive, 0 minutes Professionalism)