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The financial impacts of Bill 148: Looking beyond minimum wage

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 11:03 AM | By Alexander Dezan

As even the most casual observer of current events is aware, the Ontario government introduced legislation that will increase the minimum wage from $11.40 to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019. Bill 148, the F​​​​air Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, was introduced and referred to committee on June 1, 2017, just days before the provincial legislature rose for the summer.

Bill 148 proposes amendments to a number of employment statutes, most notably the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Currently, Bill 148 is being read for a second...