Significant changes proposed to Ontario’s workplace laws
By Matthew Curtis
Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on 16 July 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province. Significant changes that are proposed in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act 2014 include:
- Eliminating the CAD$10,000 (£5,461) cap on the recovery of unpaid wages by employees through the Ministry of Labour claim process under the Employment Standards Act 2000
- Increasing the limitation period to two years for employees to recover unpaid wages through the Ministry of Labour claim process under the Employment Standards Act 2000. The current limitation period is six months or one year depending on the type of claim…
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