Ontario Passes Sweeping Labour Reform Law

The Ontario government passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, effectively rolling back many changes brought in by the previous Liberal regime.

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Some of the highlights to note:

  • The Ontario government passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, effectively rolling back many changes brought in by the previous Liberal regime.
  • A number of scheduling provisions will be eliminated including a minimum of three hours pay in the event a shift is cancelled 48 hours or less before it was scheduled to begin.
  • The law will also bring the total of personal leave days down to eight from 10 — three for personal illness, two for bereavement leave and three for family responsibilities.
  • The Tories have exempted those earning under $30,000 from provincial income tax and given a tax cut to those earning up to $38,000.
  • Minimum wage will remain at $14 until October 2020, with future increases tied to the rate of inflation.
  • There are no more paid personal emergency leave days.

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