Bill 47 update – proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Here is a brief article with a chart that illustrate the proposed changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act that we’ve been following

On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government formally announced its intention to make significant changes to employment and labour legislation in Ontario. In large part, these proposed changes will reverse or amend the legislation that the government previously passed through Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Some of the Bill 148 changes have already been phased in during 2018, such as the 10 days of “personal emergency leave” (two of which were paid) and the increase in minimum wage to $14 per hour, while others were to have taken effect in 2019, such as the new scheduling requirements.