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Ontario Government Announces Changes to Bill 148

October 26, 2018 Garrett Potter Health and Safety 231 Views

The Government of Ontario has repealed the bulk of the legislation introduced from the previous government’s Bill 148. The new act, called the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, will repeal the bulk of the Kathleen Wynne government's Bill 148, labour legislation that gave all Ontario workers a minimum of two paid sick days and forced employers to pay part-time and casual staff at the same rate as full-time workers. It also cancels 10 personal emergency leave days and replaces that with up to three days for personal illness, two for bereavement and three for family responsibilities, all unpaid. The new government believes that Bill 148 was too much too soon for employers in Ontario, and so their new act will attempt to strike a better balance for employers and employees.

 

For more information, the CBC has a thorough article on the new bill.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-open-for-business-bill-148-repeal-1.4874351