Ontario Government Passes The Working For Workers Act, 2022 With Important Changes For Employers

A quick to read article on changes affecting Ontario employers.

On Monday, April 11, 2022 Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (the “Act“) received Royal Assent and came into force. The Act is intended to be a part of the Ontario governments continued response to the recommendations contained in a report from the Ontario Workforce Advisory Committee. Previously the government passed Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 which requires employers with 25 or more employees to implement a right to disconnect policy by June 2, 2022. This Act, like its predecessor, makes several notable changes to the workplace through the creation and modification of legislation.