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Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitzes

By Catherine Coulter

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes, during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act 2000 (ESA). Both provincial and regional blitzes have been announced.

A recent posting on this blog dealt with the issue of unpaid internships, in follow-up to the announcement by Toronto Life magazine and The Walrus magazine that they were ending their unpaid internships following recent government inspections. Those inspections were part of the announced blitz with a focus on interns, which began in April and will continue until June in the areas of marketing/public relations, software development, retail, media, film and entertainment industries.

Also on the horizon is a provincial blitz to focus on vulnerable and temporary foreign workers, which has been announced for the period from September to November 2014 in the following industries: restaurants, building services, personal care services, business support services and agriculture…

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