The Ontario government has released the text of its latest employment legislation, the fourth in a serios of Working for Workers Acts. These acts have made some changes to various pieces of Ontario legislation including the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
As of June 2, 2022, employers in Ontario with 25 or more employees will be required to implement a written “Right to Disconnect” policy. This requirement was included in the recently passed Bill 27, a.k.a. Working for Workers Act.
As employees continue to work remotely some are choosing to relocate. If your business is in Ontario and your employee moves out of province or country, does that change the applicable legislation?
The Working for Workers Act, Bill 27, was amended to adjust some of the bill’s effects on non-compete agreements, protections for foreign nationals, and more.
While the minimum wage already increased in 2021, the Ontario Government has announced that an additional increase will take effect as of January 1, 2022, along with a few other changes.
The Working for Workers Act – Bill 27, has just passed the first reading in Ontario’s legislature. Below find the important changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and other legislation that may affect your business.