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A Guidebook on Transitional Issues for Refugee Youth

These resources are a toolkit of legal information about common issues faced by refugee youth, and a set of short companion videos addressing some of the key legal topics. The toolkit and videos also provide information about sources for further legal information and advice. They address two major needs of recent refugee youth: addressing the […]

Available in:

English, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Do you know what your rights are? Employment Standards Act

This factsheet has information on minimum wages, hours of work, pay for overtime, holidays, and vacation, deductions from pay, personal emergency leave, and termination.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Employment Standards ES Self-Service Tool

The Ministry of Labour provides this Employment Standards Self Service Tool. It is designed to make it easier for employers and employees in Ontario to understand and comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets the minimum standards of the ESA.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules

This guide is designed to explain which parts of an industry or job are not covered by the Employment Standards Act or are covered by special rules that change how some parts of the act apply.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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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

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Ontario Ministry of Labour Videos and Photos

This section of the Ministry of Labour’s website has links to Employment Standards and Health and Safety videos and photos, as well as the Ministry’s Ontario at Work channels on YouTube.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Protecting Employees

This resource explains how the Employment Standards Act protects workers in Ontario. It answers questions such as, 

  • My employer says I am not covered under the ESA. Is this true?
  • What are my rights?
  • I was punished for asking for my rights. What can I do? 

and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Public Holiday Pay Calculator

This calculator provides the calculation for public holiday pay in Ontario. There is information about employees in industries that are exempt from public holiday pay rules, industries with special rules about holidays, and substitute holidays.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Rights Bites podcasts and lesson plans

This podcast series for newcomers draws attention to some common legal problems that affect newcomer tenants and workers in Ontario, and gives information about legal rights. There is also a companion set of adult education for LINC and ESL instructors to help guide learners through the podcasts. The podcasts are also available for download from […]

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Severance Pay

Severance pay is compensation that is paid to a qualified employee who has his or her employment “severed.” It compensates an employee for losses (such as loss of seniority) that occur when a long-term employee loses his or her job. This resource includes these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019