Ontario Employment Standards Act Changes

Please see the following Bill 47 update – changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 receiving Royal Assent.

This provides a quick list of the changes in employment law that will take effect January 1 2019.

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, passed third reading and received Royal Assent.

With respect to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, there were no further changes to the version of Bill 47 that was introduced in the Legislature on October 23, 2017. The only item that has now been clarified is that many of the changes will take effect on January 1, 2019, as was anticipated. This date is significant for a number of reasons: