In the Ontario Labour Relation Board’s (“OLRB”) first decision concerning workers in the “gig ‎economy”, the OLRB held that Foodora Inc. (“Foodora”) couriers are “dependent contractors” under ‎the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). As dependent
Continue Reading The rubber hits the road: the Ontario Labour Relations Board holds that Foodora couriers are ‎dependent contractors ‎

On April 3, 2019 the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent.

The most significant change to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) was the removal of the requirement that
Continue Reading Bill amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995 receives Royal Assent

On November 21, 2018 the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 (“Bill 47”) received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario.

Bill 47 repeals many of the changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000
Continue Reading Bill 47 repeals recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act in Ontario

Effective January 1, 2018, Bill 148 enacted a new manner of calculating public holiday pay under section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

After discussions with stakeholders, the Government of Ontario has
Continue Reading Ontario Government says, “Whoops!” Amendment to manner of calculating public holiday pay reversed

On March 6, 2018, the Hon. Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour, introduced legislation entitled Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. Bill 203 is part of a government initiative in Ontario to close the
Continue Reading Pay Transparency Act, 2018: Ontario introduces legislation directed at the gender wage gap

Several amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, including the amendments to the parental leave provisions, have already come into force since Bill 148 received Royal Assent on Monday, November 27, 2017. Many more
Continue Reading Are you ready to implement Ontario Bill 148?

The new year is fast approaching, bringing with it colder weather, holiday party invites and… a filing obligation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

If you are a business or non-profit
Continue Reading Reporting deadlines for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005