November 28, 2017
Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, (Bill 148) Receives Royal Assent
Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, known colloquially as Bill 148, has received Royal Assent and is now law.
As previously reported in our November 22, 2017 In A Flash article, Ontario Completes Overhaul of Workplace Laws (Bill 148), Bill 148 contains extensive amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”), and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”).
A detailed breakdown of the changes is available as a PDF here.
Most of the changes to the LRA and ESA will come into force on January 1, 2018. The amendments to the OHSA, which generally prohibit a requirement for elevated heels at workplaces, took effect on November 27, 2017.
If you have any questions regarding the impact of any upcoming changes to Ontario’s workplace laws, or steps you can take to reduce their impact, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.
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