Bill 148 Will Add New Costs and Red Tape for Contractors
Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn introduced the "Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act, 2017" which will require difficult changes for many employers. This includes:
- Raising Ontario’s minimum wage to $14 an hour on Jan 1, 2018, and $15 on January 1, 2019.
- Expanding personal emergency leave to a minimum of at least two paid days per year.
- Mandating at least 3 weeks of vacation time after five years.
- Requiring that employees be paid for three hours of work if their shift is cancelled within 48 hours of its scheduled time.
OGCA will provide the government with a full response to this legislation.
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