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Legal Update: Ontario Government Announces Labour & Employment Reforms

PooranLaw has shared the following legal update on labour and employment reforms:


On October 23, 2018, the PC government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (“Bill 47”). If passed, Bill 47 will repeal a number of changes made by the Liberal government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”). While Bill 148 provided some much-needed protection for Ontario’s most vulnerable workers, many aspects of Bill 148 posed significant challenges for charities, not-for-profit government funded agencies and people with disabilities receiving individualized/direct supports and their families. For the most part, Bill 47 addresses those challenges by simply reverting back to the legislation that existed before Bill 148 was passed. 


The important changes are outlined in the full document. The implications of these changes will be discussed further in a webinar on Octoer 30, 2018.

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