Latest in province's amendments to ESA and OHSA sets high maximum penalties for safety violations
In late 2021, the Ontario government passed their first of what would become a trilogy of Bills under the title of “Working for Workers Act” (collectively “Acts”) that would make amendments to several pieces of employment legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). Bill 27 came into force in 2021 and Bill 88 was legislated in 2022. Finally, the Ontario government introduced Bill 79 in early 2023, which is anticipated to come into force later this year.
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