Tag archives: Ontario

How to manage vacation when there is nowhere to go

Vacation may not be top of mind for employees in Ontario right now: March Break is postponed, public health officials continue to advise against non-essential travel, and the Government of Canada imposed greater international travel restrictions. But even though employees may want to save their time off for warmer weather and, hopefully, an improved public health situation, employers in Ontario must nonetheless ensure that employees are taking at least the minimum annual vacation time prescribed under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA).

How many weeks of vacation are employees entitled to under the ESA?

An employee who has … Continue Reading

“They’re blitzing”: Ontario Ministry of Labour starts its summer offence

Before going into the substance of my post, I wanted to introduce myself to the readership. I started at Norton Rose Fulbright in 2008 in Montreal and practiced as an associate until 2012. I left to lead the Employee Relations team for a major retailer in Canada and recently returned to the practice. I’m excited to be back “home” and to take over as one of the Canadian editors.

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour made headlines last week when they began an annual blitz on potentially abusive employers. The purpose was to target employers who take advantage of workers by failing … Continue Reading