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Public Hearings scheduled in July for Bill 148

from CCA

The Ontario government has introduced proposed legislation that would make broad-ranging amendments to Ontario's Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. The province plans to hire up to 175 more employment standards officers and launch a program to educate both employees and small and medium-sized businesses about their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act.

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs has scheduled the following dates for public hearings across the province. Presenters can also appear by teleconference or make a written submission:
  • Week 1 - July 10 to 14: Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston, Windsor-Essex;
  • Week 2 - July 17 to 21: London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton, and Toronto.
Interested presenters must contact Eric Rennie, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at: Tel. 416-325-3506 Fax: 416-325-3505 Email: erennie@ola.org

Please note that the deadline for requests to appear for week 1 is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and that the deadline for requests to appear for week 2 is 10 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017.

You can click here to read Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. more


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