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Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: A practical guide to new changes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:42 AM | By Doug MacLeod

The very long debate about what changes should be made to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) ended when Bill 148 received royal assent on Nov. 27, 2017.

These changes are being phased in from Nov. 27 to Jan. 1, 2019. The most publicized change is an increase in the minimum wage from $11.60 to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018 and to $15 on Jan. 1, 2019.

Bottom line: Ontario employers need to review and update their existing employment practices and policies to ensure compliance with Bill 148 changes....