Durham: 04.25.18 WEBINAR Bill 148 Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

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Starts:04/25/2018 12:00 PM

Ends:04/25/2018 1:00 PM

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Webinar, ON


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Durham: 04.25.18 WEBINAR Bill 148 Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

On November 27, 2017, the Ontario Government enacted An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and to make related amendments to other Acts, referred to as the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017” (“Bill 148”). 
Bill 148 introduced significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 many of which came into force on January 1, 2018.  Other important amendments will take effect April 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
Key amendments include:   

Increased minimum wage
Equal pay for part-time, contract and assignment employees
Pay for on-call and cancelled shifts
The right to refuse shifts and the right to request a change to work hours or location
Increased vacation and public holiday pay entitlement
Enhanced personal emergency leave 
Expanded parental and pregnancy leave entitlements
New leave entitlements for domestic and sexual violence
Heightened enforcement and penalties

Join us and learn about these significant amendments and how to prepare for increased regulation of your workplace.  

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 Lisa Bolton

Lisa Bolton

Lisa Bolton practices law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms representing employers. Lisa is an experienced litigator with expertise in the full range of management-side workplace litigation including: wrongful and constructive dismissal; occupational health and safety; workplace safety and insurance; restrictive covenant litigation; grievance arbitrations; strike preparation, business continuity and labour injunctions.

Lisa also regularly assists clients prepare for regulatory audits and inspections; and develop and implement employment contracts, workplace policies, and compliance strategies. A former General Counsel of a public, multinational technology company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Lisa has a wealth of experience and is a frequent speaker at conferences seminars relating to workplace issues.

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