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Bill 26 – Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016

In Committee 60%
Bill #TitleDescriptionLegislation AffectedStatusDate
26Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016~The Employment Standards Act, 2000 is amended. An employee may take a leave of absence if they have experienced domestic or sexual violence. They may also take a leave of absence if their child has experienced domestic or sexual violence. They must use the leave for certain purposes, such as seeing a doctor, going to a victim services organization or meeting with a lawyer. The leave lasts for a reasonable time or for a time provided by regulations made under the Act. They are entitled to be paid for up to 10 days of leave in each calendar year. They are also entitled to reasonable accommodation with respect to their work hours and workplace.
~The Occupational Health and Safety Act is amended. An employer must ensure that every manager, supervisor and worker receives information and instruction about domestic and sexual violence in the workplace.
~Employment Standards Act ~Occupational Health and Safety ActIn Committee20/10/2016

 

Bill 64 – Protecting Interns and Creating a Learning Economy Act

In Committee 60%
Bill #TitleDescriptionLegislation AffectedStatusDate
64Protecting Interns and Creating a Learning Economy Act~LEARNING THROUGH WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE ACT, 2015
Schedule 1 amends the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act to establish the Advisory Council on Work-Integrated Learning. The Council’s mandate is to advise the Minister in connection with work-integrated learning opportunities. The mandate also includes making recommendations with respect to a website for sharing information about work-integrated learning opportunities in Ontario. The Schedule requires the Council to report annually on Ontario’s progress in this area.
~EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT (GREATER PROTECTION FOR INTERNS AND VULNERABLE WORKERS), 2015
Under subsection 1 (2) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, only some individuals receiving training from an employer are considered to be employees. Schedule 2 amends the Act to deem additional individuals receiving training to be employees for the purposes of specified parts of the Act. New requirements are imposed on employers with respect to certain individuals receiving training, including the requirement to provide information, the requirement to provide a day off work on a public holiday and the requirement to provide vacation without pay.
The Schedule also amends the Act with respect to allegations that the Act has been or is being contravened. Information regarding such allegations may be provided to the Ministry either anonymously or through a third party.
~Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Act ~Employment Standards ActIn Committee2016-11-03

 

Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016

Passed Royal Assent 2016 100%
Bill #TitleDescriptionLegislation AffectedStatusDate
70Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016~This bill includes 26 schedules that would affect different acts. Schedule 16 is related to the OHSA and inclues the following proposals:
Schedule 16 Occupational Health and Safety Act Amends the OHSA to give the Chief Prevention Officer the power to accredit health and safety management systems, and to give recognition to employers who use accredited health and safety management systems. The Chief Prevention Officer may also establish standards and criteria that must be met by health and safety management systems or employers in order to receive accreditation or recognition. Related amendments are also made.
The Schedule also amends the Act with respect to allegations that the Act has been or is being contravened. Information regarding such allegations may be provided to the Ministry either anonymously or through a third party.
Total of 26 Schedules affecting 26 different Acts, including: ~ Occupational Health & Safety ActRoyal Assent2016-12-1

Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017

Passed Royal Assent 2016 100%
Bill #TitleDescriptionLegislation AffectedStatusDate
127Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017This bill includes 33 schedules that would affect different acts. Schedule 33 is related to the WSIA and includes the following:
Section 13 is amended to provide that a worker is entitled to benefits under the insurance plan for chronic or mental stress arising out of and in the course of the worker’s employment. A worker is not entitled to benefits for mental stress caused by decisions or actions of the worker’s employer relating to the worker’s employment, including a decision to change the work to be performed or the working conditions, to discipline the worker or to terminate the employment.
Section 43, which governs payments for loss of earnings is amended. New rules that provide for the method of determining amounts payable for full and partial loss of earnings are enacted, and transitional matters are provided for.
Sections 46 and 48 update the dollar amounts used to calculate compensation for a worker’s non-economic loss and death benefits
Section 51 is amended to provide that certain amounts adjusted under that section are not invalid.
Section 110, which governs the application of the pre-1997 Act in certain circumstances, is amended to provide that certain limits on the amount of a permanent partial disability supplement do not apply to the supplement as adjusted annually. The section is also amended to provide that certain reductions on amounts payable do not apply in certain circumstances.
Section 159 is amended to provide the Board with the power to establish policies concerning the interpretation and application of the Act, and concerning requirements and principles to be applied when establishing entitlement to benefits.
Total of 33 Schedules affecting 33 different Acts, including:
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Act

Royal Assent2017-05-23


WSIA Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2017

First Reading 20%
Bill #TitleDescriptionLegislation AffectedStatusDate
145WSIA Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2017The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act is amended to provide that an employer who operates a residential care facility (public or privtate) or a group home is a Schedule 1 employer.WSIA
First Reading2017-06-01

 Last updated: June 8, 2017