New Changes to Overtime Rules for Ontario Employees

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019, and the new legislation introduces some changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000.  Most notable are the changes that Bill 66 has in respect to overtime. The 60 Hour Rule:  Previously, employees were not permitted to work more than 60 hours per week.  However, Bill 66…

Working Notice: When to Push Back

Many people expect to receive financial compensation in the form of severance payments when their employment comes to an end. This expectation is based on a common but mistaken belief that workers are automatically entitled to severance payments. Some employment standards laws, such as Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000, do require employers to provide unconditional severance payments in…