Bill 148

Overview

Bill 148 was passed into legislation on November 27, 2017 and introduces new rights and obligations for Ontario employers:

  • Planned increases and regular planned reviews of the minimum wage rates
  • New and expanded formula for calculating public holiday pay
  • Increased vacation pay entitlement for employees with 5 or more years of service
  • Enhanced access to leaves of absence for a variety of circumstances, some of which is paid leave
  • ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ which ensures no employee is paid less, based on job status, than what is paid to another employee who performs a similar job
  • Scheduling rights and minimum pay requirements
  • Temporary help agencies
  • Independent contractors
  • Updates to various labour relations statutes
  • Updates to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act

Implementation of these provisions have been mandated to occur at different times throughout the next year.  As the College works its way through the implementation of the new legislation over the next few months, we will update regularly this webpage.

Public Holiday Pay – Non Full Time Employees – July 1 update

All Staff – Bill 148 Implementation Update – December 21, 2017

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