Just as the summer winds down, we have an update on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Those who tuned-in for the McCarthy Tétrault webinars on Bill 148 will recall that public consultations were to be held across the province in July to elicit feedback on the draft Bill.
Following the public consultations, we understand that Bill 148 will undergo some adjustments before it is introduced at Second Reading in the Ontario legislature, including:
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- addition of a 17 week, unpaid Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave;
- clarification that the paid emergency leave days will be paid at
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Ontario Regulation 285/01, “work” is deemed to be performed when an employee is travelling on business, even if that time is non-productive and outside normal business hours. Here are some ways to minimize that liability.
Unless an employee is exempt from overtime, such as a manager, IT professional or a commissioned salesperson, the ESA and its regulations mandate that any time a person spends travelling on business (other than a normal commute) is time “worked” for the purposes of determining employee overtime entitlement.
That means that an employee who is required to … Continue Reading
In my last post, I offered six observations and tips for when employees travel to Canada on business. Here are six more:
Tip #7 – Additional Supporting Materials
Certain work permit categories require additional documentation such as proof of existing business relationships with a company in Canada or a certain level of educational achievement/work experience.
If your employee is making an application in one of those categories, make sure he or she is travelling with all necessary paperwork. Failing to do so may result in the denial of the application.… Continue Reading