For the second time this year, the Ontario Government has introduced proposed legislative amendments to several workplace laws under the so-called “Working for Workers Act”. This year’s second iteration – Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 (“Bill 149”, available here) was introduced on November 14, 2023. These proposed changes were announced as part of a larger package that expands on the employee protections provided by the Working for Workers Acts, 2021, 2022 and 2023.Read more
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On October 1, 2023, the general minimum wage in more than half the provinces across the country is set to increase, including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. These increases come on the tail of similar increases which occurred recently in British Columbia and Quebec.Read more