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Minimum Wage Changes and other Employment Standard Changes

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Br #63

Did you know?

The Ontario government is in the process of overhauling the Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts. If you have employees, this will likely have an impact on your business, and in some cases a significant impact. These changes will be in effect in 2017 for the most part, including but not limited to the drastic increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for part-time and casual staff, new scheduling requirements, paid emergency leave even for all employees regardless of the size of the company, increased vacation time and pay, new and otherwise extended Leaves of Absence, and significant changes to the use of temporary help agencies. Improper characterization of an “independent contractor” will become subject to enforcement. In addition to all of this the Ministry of Labour is hiring 175 new Inspectors which may lead to higher risks of complaints, audits, fines and orders. These amendments will also make it easier for unions to organize workplaces and in some cases the new Employment Standards will override current collective agreement provisions you have already negotiated with your union.

The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce
will be hosting an information session on
Thurs. Sept 28th from 1pm to 2:15 pm
at the Royal Canadian Legion Br #63
Cost is $10 
To reserve your spot please call
Trish Irwin at the Chamber 705-445-0221
or email

Join Stephen Goodwin, a partner at Hicks Morley, Canada’s leading employer side Labour and Employment Law firm for an overview of the changes and how to manage the impact on your business.

Contact: Trish Irwin
Phone: 705-445-0221


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