CCA urges members in Ontario to speak out against proposed labour and employment changes
From Nov. 8:
The Canadian Carwash Association is urging the carwash industry to contact the Government of Ontario today and let them know that they have concerns about the impact of Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act) and the negative effect it will have on the carwash industry.
There is still time for amendments to this Bill which is expected to pass later this month. You can send an email to your MPP, you can visit their constituency office or call this week to express your concerns about the impact of minimum wage, changes to scheduling (3 Hour Rule), contract work and weather dependent business exemptions to name a few.
There may be time to request rewording of the legislation as it relates to weather and being able to change employee’s schedules accordingly. We can’t stress enough how important it is that the carwash industry do everything they can do convince the government the industry needs the flexibility to change schedules due to weather.
In addition to the minimum wage increase of 32 percent within a timeframe of 14 months, Bill 148 also includes labour and employment standards reforms that represent the largest overall of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) in almost two decades.
Here are a few summaries of the proposed changes that will affect businesses in Ontario:
Pavey Law LLP Lawyers - Bill 148: Employment Law Amendments
MNP - Steering through Change - A Handbook to Help Ontario Businesses Understand and Manage Bill 148
Graham Mathew - Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Tax & Business Implications For Employers
This week is constituency week and all MPPs will be in their ridings. Make your voice heard. Here is a list of contact information for Ontario
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