Minimum Wage


PCs Pass New Labour Legislation in Ontario

On Nov. 21, the Progressive Conservatives fulfilled their promise to pass Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act. This new labour legislation rolls back many changes that were introduced by the previous Liberal government under Bill 148. The Making Ontario Open for Business Act will come into force on Jan. 1, 2019. But until then, all changes to the Employment Standards Act that already came into force under Bill 148 will remain in effect. For example, employees are still entitled to two paid and eight unpaid personal emergency leave days until the end of 2018. Below is a breakdown of all the rules that will remain in place for the remainder of 2018, and all the changes that will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2019 under the new labour legislation in Ontario. Minimum Wage Until the end of 2018: The minimum wage will remain at $14 per…