Bill 148 is landing for businesses in the province of Ontario
On November 22, 2017, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 148. Bill 148 makes significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Bill 148 raises the minimum wage, mandates equal pay for part-time, temporary, casual and seasonal employees doing the same job as full-time employees, and expands job-protected leaves for employees throughout the province.
To help navigate the changes from Bill 148, protect organizational reputation, and provide recommendations we asked Corette and Kourtney of new initiatives HR to join us for a webinar to answer your questions.
This is what the Government of Ontario has said about the bill:
Ontario’s economy, like others around the world, has changed. Work is different and, for many people, increasingly less secure. Many workers struggle to support their families on part-time, contract or minimum-wage work, and many more don’t have access to time off due to illness.
To address this changing workplace environment, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was passed on November 22, 2017.
This legislation makes a number of changes to both the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including raising the minimum wage and providing employees with:
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