Employment and Work

This topic covers Employment Law in Ontario. It includes information on hours of work, minimum wage, vacation pay, holiday pay, time off work, safety in the workplace, and what a worker can do if they are fired or laid off.

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A Guide for Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives in the Workplace

This guide is meant to help workers establish roles and procedures to support health and safety in their workplaces.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Know Your Rights at Work

This is a basic overview of your rights at work under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It looks at topics such as signing a contract, minimum wage, hours of work, overtime, and more. It also looks at who is covered under the ESA, and how to protect yourself. This publication reflects the changes that came into effect in 2019.

Available in:

English, Chinese, Spanish, Tamil

Produced by:

Workers' Action Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Public holidays

This is a list of the public holidays observed in Ontario and the rules about how employees are paid for these holidays and the kind of work eligible for the public holiday entitlement. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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