Employer News

Looking for information on emerging trends and developments in labour and employment law? Check here regularly for the latest updates on issues that could impact your workplace.

Province Tables Legislation to Limit Public Sector Wage Increases

On June 5, 2019, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019. The Bill proposes to establish 3-year “moderation periods” during which salary increases are limited to 1% per year for both represented and non-represented employees in the public sector. more >

Bill 66 Receives Royal Assent

On April 3, 2019, Bill 66 received Royal Assent. The omnibus bill amended numerous statutes affecting a variety of industries, including labour and employment legislation.  more >

Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent

On October 23, 2018 the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018.

Bill 47, which repeals and replaces numerous provisions and amendments introduced to labour and employment standards legislation by Bill 148, received Royal Assent on November 21, 2018.  more >

Ontario Government Introduces Legislation to Repeal and Replace Bill 148

On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, also known as the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. Bill 47 will repeal and replace numerous provisions and amendments introduced to labour and employment standards legislation by Bill 148, also known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

For a convenient overview of the proposed Bill 47 amendments and their impact, download our Bill 148 Repeal Report and Chart. Continue to check our website for updates as Bill 47 proceeds toward Royal Assent.