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Filing an employment standards claim

Most employees covered under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) may file a claim with the Ministry of Labour if they believe their employer is not complying with the law. Topics covered in this resource are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Your rights as a worker – PDF

This resource offers basic information about workers’ rights: what they are and who has them. It also includes information about discrimination, workplace accommodation, taking legal action, and where to get help.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Employment Standards in the Workplace

This fact sheet describes the categories in which minimum employment standards exist in Ontario and how these standards are enforced. There is information on filing claims under the Employment Standards Act and how to appeal a decision about a claim.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Pre-Employment Contracts

This resource provides information for employees about employment contracts, what they are, and how they affect workers, both during their employment and after their employment ends.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Tips and Other Gratuities

On June 10, 2016, the Protecting Employees’ Tips Act, 2015 will come into force amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to create rules around the handling of tips

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Employment Standards Act Limitation Dates: Claims for unpaid wages

This information sheet shows the rules about time limits for making a claim to the Ontario Ministry of Labour for unpaid wages.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Employment Standards Act: Minimum age

This resource looks at what the minimum age requirements are for certain industries and workplaces under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), what other age restrictions there are besides those of the ESA, and what happens if your employer doesn’t follow the ESA. There is also a link to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Agricultural Stream

This guide is for people in the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Caregiver Stream

This guide is for people in the Caregiver Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights, services available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, and work permits. 

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Migrant Worker Guide – Low and High Skilled Streams

This guide is for people in the Low and High Skilled Streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015