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Ontario shifts workplace dynamic

Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Jim Anstey

Bill 18 was introduced in the Ontario legislature in July 2014 and received royal assent on Nov. 20. Many statutes governing provincially regulated workplaces and the employer-employee relationship have been modified as a result of this Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act. The changes have been billed by the government as improving the bargaining position of employees and protecting the vulnerable. Labour and employment lawyers would be wise to thoroughly review all of these amendments.

Two changes in particular will impact day-to-day advice given to...