Bill 148 IS NOW THE LAW, WHAT NEXT?
A Timeline of Implementation
The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 217 will require employers to make significant changes to their policies and practices. This paper describes the changes and the timeline when they apply.
On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Introduced on June 1, 2017, as a response to the Final Report on the Changing Workplaces Review, Bill 148 makes significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”).
To help you navigate these changes, please see the excellent summary as prepared by McCarthy Tetrault on how the changes will affect you.