Bill 148: Impacts to Ontario's labour laws and employment standards

On May 30, 2017, the Ontario government introduced legislation (Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act) proposing significant amendments to the province's Employment Standards and Labour Relations acts.

Bill 148 received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017, bringing into immediate effect provisions on critical illness leave, increases to parental leave and provisions against employee misclassification.

MNP has authored a number of articles, presentations and checklists to help you understand the implications of the changes and their wide-spread impacts:

Learn more about the impacts below


Webinar: Bill 148 - Ontario's New Labour Laws

Watch: Webinar: Bill 148 - Ontario's New Labour Laws

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and MNP discuss the handbook and go into further detail about the full slate of changes Bill 148 will implement.

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Blog Posts


Bill 148: Infographic

Bill 148: Overview

Overview: Bill 148 is a provincial bill that changes several pieces of employment and labour relations related legislation. Most notably, the bill impacts the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Ontario’s two key pieces of legislation establishing the minimum standards for the employer-employee relationship (ESA) and labour relations (LRA). Read more

Contact MNP for more information on how Bill 148 will impact you and your organizations.

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