New Public Holiday Compensation Rules

The Ontario Government has announced new, well make that old, rules on how an employer is to calculate compensation owed to a worker for a statutory holiday. The Old-New Rule The Government had previously introduced new rules as part of amendments to the Employment Standards Act which took effect on January 1, 2018.[1] Under the […]

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New Employee Rights under Employment Standards Act

New Employee Statutory Rights The government of Ontario passed significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act with the introduction of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on November 22, 2017. Most changes will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will affect provincially regulated employers province-wide. What’s New The highlights of the […]

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Vacation Pay

Vacation Pay Most employees in Ontario know that they are, by law, entitled to at least two weeks of vacation every year. However, not many employees realize how important the vacation provisions in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) are, including provisions related to vacation pay, and how much these provisions can impact other aspects of […]

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