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Changing Workplaces Review—IIAC Provides Comments to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (IIAC blog)

Changing Workplaces Review—IIAC Provides Comments to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (IIAC blog)

In May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour launched public consultations on the broader issues affecting the workplace and how the current labour and employment law framework, as set out in two specific Acts (i.e. the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995), addresses these trends and issues.

The IIAC focused its submission on the current Employment Standards Act and Regulations, specifically section 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 285/01. The Regulation expressly exempts certain professionals—for example, architects, lawyers, engineers and accountants—from provisions of the Act pertaining to hours of work, minimum wage, public … Continue reading

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