Ministry blitz of temporary agencies


[author: Catherine Coulter]

From June until the end of August, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will be undertaking proactive inspections of temporary help agencies across multiple sectors. Approximately 735,000 Ontarians work in temporary jobs, arranged through nearly 1,000 temporary help agencies. The purpose of the blitz is to ensure that those agencies are in compliance with the 2009 Employment Standards Amendment Act (Temporary Help Agencies).

Among other things, the Ministry will be checking for compliance with:

- displaying employment standards information in the workplace

- issuing complete wage statements

- rules related to hours of work, eating periods and overtime pay

- minimum wage

- public holiday rules

- vacation pay and vacation time

- the prohibition against agencies charging illegal fees to employees

Further information can be found at the following link:


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