On December 6, 2018 the Ontario Conservative Government introduced the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (“Bill 66”). If passed, Bill 66 would:
- repeal sections of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that require an employer to apply to the Director for an approval allowing some or all of its employees to work more than 48 hours in a week;
- repeal sections of the ESA that require an employer to apply to the Director for an approval permitting the employer to average an employee’s hours of work for the purpose of determining the employee’s entitlement to overtime pay; and
- repeal sections of the ESA that require an employer to post the most recent poster published by the Minister providing information about the ESA.
Bill 66 would also amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) to add a section 127(1) deeming municipalities and a number of other public sector employers “non-construction employers” for the purposes of the LRA.
For more information, please contact a member of the Ontario Labour & Employment Law group in DLA Piper Canada’s Toronto office.