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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

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

The resources on this page deal with domestic violence when it extends outside the home and spills over into the workplace. Although they refer to British Columbia health and safety regulations and link to B.C.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

WorkSafeBC

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Poster, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI changes 2016

This website includes information about Employment Insurance services, laws and regulations, publications, consultations, and statistics.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI Reconsideration

If Service Canada makes a decision on your application for EI benefits that you do not agree with, you can request a reconsideration of that decision. Topics covered here include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI Sickness Benefit – Overview

Information on the Government of Canada Employment Sickness Benefit web page includes: Overview, Eligibility, How much you could receive, What you need before you start, Apply, After you’ve applied, While on EI, Rights and responsibilities.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits

This resource answers questions about maternity and parental benefits under Canada’s Employment Insurance program. It has information about eligibility, how to apply, and payments.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

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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Family Caregiver Leave

This section of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s website has information about Family Caregiver Leave, which is unpaid, job-protected leave of up to eight weeks per calendar year per specified family member. It covers eligibility and and requirements when applying.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Family Medical Leave

This section of the Ontario Ministry of Labour website has information about Family Medical Leave, which is unpaid, job-protected leave of up to eight weeks in a 26-week period. Topics covered include eligibility and related information.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Guide – Human Rights and Education in Ontario – A general guide for students

This guide for students with disabilities, provides a basic understanding of some important laws that give them rights in the education system in Ontario. It includes information on: What is the Human Rights Code and Why Does it Matter to Me? How is disability defined? Who decides what my accommodations are? Does my school have […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019