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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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Taking time off work: For new and expecting parents

This resource explains pregnancy and parental leaves under Ontario law and maternity and parental Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for new and expecting parents. It explains the number of weeks of EI benefits and time off work that birth parents and adopting parents can receive if they qualify, including new options that became available in December 2017.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The difference between an employee and independent contractor

This information on the Province of Ontario website explains the difference between an employee and an independent contractor in Ontario and what you’re entitled to under the Employment Standards Act.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Your rights at work

This booklet explains a worker’s legal rights under the Employment Standards Act regarding hours of work and pay, overtime, breaks, holidays and vacations, and emergency leave. It also has information about how to make a claim against an employer.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Domestic or sexual violence leave

Domestic or sexual violence leave is a job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 10 days and 15 weeks in a calendar year of time off to be taken for specific purposes when an employee or an employee’s child has experienced or been threatened with domestic or sexual violence. The first five days of leave taken in a calendar year are paid, and the rest are unpaid. Topics covered are:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Employment Standards Labour Topics and Publications

This website has information about finding the Ministry of Labour’s wide selection of Employment Standards publications by topic or by browsing their publication list. It also tells how to find their information in other languages and in accessible formats.

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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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