Employment Standards Act

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Upcoming Ontario Ministry Of Labour Blitzes

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act, 2000...more

Go Directly to Jail - Directors & Unpaid Wages

The liability of officers and directors of corporations for unpaid wages to employees is not a new concept. The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in Ontario also provides for fines that can certainly drive the intended...more

Natural Disasters In The Workplace – What Do I Do?

Did you know that the Ontario Ministry of Labour has a Q&A on how to deal with natural disasters in the workplace?...more

Company Director Jailed For Ontario Employment Standards Violations

A director of six Ontario companies has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after those companies systematically ignored orders to pay wages issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000...more

How is Travel Time Treated Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000?

This is an important question, as it impacts such issues as whether travel time is paid, whether those hours factor into hours of work restrictions, overtime calculations and determining vacation pay. Surprisingly, the answer...more

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