May 26, 2017
Changes Are Coming to Employment and Labour Legislation in Ontario
Authors Hendrik Nieuwland and Amelia Cooke
The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report (“report”) was publicly released on Tuesday May 23, 2017. The report recommends many changes to the current labour and employment framework in Ontario. The Ontario government has not yet commented on whether it plans to implement any of the report’s recommendations; however, we expect this information will be released shortly. In the interim, for those who are interested in learning about what changes may be coming down the pipeline, the recommendations outlined in the report include the following:
Recommendations for Employment Standards
It is important to note that none of the report’s recommendations have been implemented at this time. The Ministry of Labour is expected to respond to the report within the week. We expect that the Ministry’s response will signal which recommendations it plans to implement and we will provide an update on what changes to expect at that time.
The foregoing is for informational purposes only, and should in no way be relied upon as legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your circumstances and business, please contact any of SOM LLP’s lawyer’s by email or telephone.