Employers cite costs of Ontario workplace reforms

But union says they’ll make for stronger economy
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/30/2017

While many Ontario business groups are urging the provincial government to push the brakes on labour reform set to become legislation this fall, others believe the proposed changes still don’t go far enough.

The reforms would include equal pay for part-time workers, boosted vacation entitlements and expanded personal leaves. The majority of these changes would come into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

If the legislation is enacted as it stands, 185,000 jobs will be at risk in the next two years, according to an economic analysis released by the Keep Ontario Working Coalition in August.