Ontario Employer – How much are you willing to pay for your mistakes?

Jan 24, 2018

Bill 148 – New Employment Law Cheat-Sheet*

MINIMUM WAGE:

January 1, 2018 – $14.00 per hour
January 1, 2019 – $15.00 per hour
January 1, 2020 – annual inflation

3 HOUR RULE:

Shift of less than 3 hours – 3 hours pay
Cancellation of shift with less than 48 hours – 3 hours pay
On-call employee – 3 hours pay
Employee may refuse working if called within 96 hours of the shift

VACATION RULES:
Up to 5 ears of employment – 2 weeks
5+ years of employment – 3 weeks

PAID LEAVES OF ABSENCE:
Domestic of sexual violence – 5 days paid leave
Personal emergency leave – 2 days paid + 10 unpaid

ADDITIONAL NEW RULES
Working with Subcontractors – you MUST prove their status (this technically places a presumption of “guilt” on the employer)!!!
Public holiday pay – new rules of calculating holiday pay
Full time, Part time and agency employees to be treated equally – equal pay

PENALTIES AND COLLECTIONS
Liens on company’s and personal possessions.
New and substantially increased penalties
* This is a basic information only, provided for your reference and does not constitute legal advice. Seek a professional advice and/or assistance if you need more information and help with implementation of these rules.

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