Complimentary Webinar

Bye-Bye Bill 148: A Review of Ontario’s New Changes to Workplace Laws

Event Summary

On October 23, 2018 the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, which has now received Royal Assent.

Bill 47 reverses many of the changes to workplace laws implemented by the unpopular Bill 148. The new changes to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) will have a significant impact on the way employers are required to manage their workplaces.

Join us for a complimentary webinar where presenters will review the key changes:

Employment Standards Act:

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • Minimum Wage
  • Scheduling
  • Three Hour Rule
  • Personal Emergency Leave
  • Medical Notes
  • Vacation
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave
  • Misclassification
  • Penalties for Contravention
  • What hasn’t changed

Labour Relations Act:

  • Employee Lists
  • Remedial Certification
  • Card-Based Certification
  • Successor Rights
  • Structure of Bargaining Units
  • First Collective Agreement Mediation and Mediation-Arbitration
  • Return-to-work Rights
  • Fines
  • Streamlining and Improving Processes

Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships:

  • Setting all journeyperson to apprentice ratios at one-to-one
  • Implementing a moratorium on trade classifications and reclassifications
  • Winding down the Ontario College of Trades

For more information see our recent In a Flash’s on this topic:
Bye-Bye Bill 148: Ontario Reverses Recent Changes to Workplace Laws

Ontario Passes Bill 47 Making Ontario Open for Business


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