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Labour

A Consultation Paper On Ontario’s Minimum Wage
On May 2, 2013, the Ontario government announced that it was establishing an Advisory Panel to provide advice on how to adjust Ontario’s minimum wage. The Panel is composed of an independent chair and representatives from business, worker and youth groups.

Following consultations with interested parties and advice from the Panel members, the Chair will provide recommendations to the government on how Ontario should determine future changes to the minimum wage.

The Minimum Wage Advisory Panel officially began its work on July 17, 2013. The Panel is looking for feedback on an approach for determining Ontario’s minimum wage in the future.

Written responses to the consultation are to be received by October 18, 2013.
For more information, click here.

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) sets out rights of employees and requirements that apply to employers in most Ontario workplaces. The ESA sets out the minimum standards that employers and employees must follow. The Ministry of Labour, through its Employment Standards Program enforces the ESA and its regulations.
All employers must post a copy of the ESA found here for their employees.

A copy of the Employment Standards Act Guide can be found here.

Holiday Pay

Under the Employment Standards Act, Ontario has nine public holiday days: New Years Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. While some employers give their employees a holiday on Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, or Remembrance Day, the employer is not required to do so under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).

Special rules may apply for paid public holidays for hotel, motel, tourist resort, restaurant or tavern employees. For more information about your specific situation related to holiday pay, please contact the Ministry of Labour Information Centre at (416) 326-7160 or 1-800-531-5551.

More information on Public Holiday Entitlements can be found here.

Statistics Canada
Estimates of employment and average weekly earnings for all employees, by industry, including Accommodation can be found here.

Preventing Violence in the Workplace
New requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect on June 15, 2010. The workplace violence tool kit and accompanying guide will assist employers in complying with these new requirements by helping them to develop workplace violence and harassment policies and programs; assess risks of workplace violence including situations involving handling of cash, dealing with potentially violent clients, working alone, working in high-crime areas, protecting valuable goods and transporting people or goods; and identify possible ways to control those risks.

There will also be information on how to deal with domestic violence in the workplace, including how to develop a safety plan.

What employers need to know is available here.

The tool kit and guide are available on the Ministry of Labour's website at here.