Bill 66 Poised to Bring Additional Employer-Friendly Changes to Ontario

On December 6, 2018, the government of Ontario unveiled Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. The bill is designed to reduce the regulatory and financial burden of operating a business in a number of areas, including employment and labour relations. This bill marks yet another proposed adjustment to Ontario’s labour and employment laws, and introduces

Bill 47 Will Reverse Many of Bill 148’s Changes

Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, passed its third reading on November 21, 2018, and will now become law in Ontario. Bill 47 repeals several provisions introduced by the previous liberal government under Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Bill 47 contains a number employer-friendly changes that will come into effect

The “Modernization” of the Canada Labour Code: Major Changes to Federal Workplaces Under Bill C-86

Workplace laws in Canada are in a state of flux following several announcements made by provincial and federal governments in recent weeks. For example, the federal government announced its intention to introduce proactive pay equity legislation. The most recent of these announcements is federal Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, which had a first

Ontario Needs Clarity on Pay Transparency

With the new Ontario government’s move to repeal a number of key Bill 148 reforms underway, the next question on the minds of many employers is what will happen to the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. The Pay Transparency Act, 2018 is legislation that the previous Ontario Liberal government enacted shortly before the 2018 provincial election that saw that