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Why Wait : Bill 148 Update - Information for Families Engaging Workers

Why Wait Partnership in association with the Why Wait Demonstration Project
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Ontario Government has introduced new legislation that will amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) with significant implications for persons with disabilities and their families.

Among the most important changes in Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, is the provision that will make mischaracterizing workers as independent contractors an offence under the ESA. While mischaracterizing workers has always been a risk for families, the proposed legislation signals a significant change in focus for the Ministry of Labour and will come with a heightened risk of complaints, investigations, fines and penalties.

Bill 148 also includes new changes that will impact the way that families work with temporary help agencies and employees, including new rules around paid time off, shift cancellation and on-call pay.

In this information session for families, DS Sector Labour and Employment Law specialist, Cheryl Wiles Pooran (Pooran Law),provides an overview of:

1. How to characterize your worker - employee or independent contractor.

2. What your rights and obligations are when it comes to your employee or independent contractor.

3. Recommendations for structuring your relationships to avoid the risks.

4. Tools and resources you can use to do it right.

Cheryl will also respond to questions from attendees and webinar registrants.

We hope you will join us!

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