April 4, 2018 – Brockville, Ontario –Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre (LGSBEC) intends to hold an event explaining how the passing of Bill 148 will affect small business owners in Ontario.
The Bill, officially called the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was passed on November 22, 2017, by the Government of Ontario. It was proposed to create more opportunity and security for workers in Ontario’s changing economy, making a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
About Bill 148
Bill 148 has proposed a number of changes that will have an effect on small business owners in Ontario. It raises the minimum wage and provides employees with equal pay for equal work for casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers; one week’s notice or pay in lieu of notice for employees of temporary help agencies if longer-term assignments end early; fairer scheduling rules; a minimum of three weeks’ vacation after five years with the same employer; up to 10 individual days of leave and up to 15 weeks of leave, without the fear of losing their job when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence; expanded personal emergency leave in all workplaces; and unpaid leave to take care of a critically ill family member.
LGBSEC will hold an event on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Employment & Education Centre, 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, to present an overview of the Employment Standards Act, 2000. It will be presented by Chantal Gubinczki-Young, Employment Standards Officer. Registration is free and there is no cost to this presentation.
About Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre
Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre is the leading resource centre for new and existing small businesses in Leeds Grenville. For more information, call 613.342.8772 x4471 or visit www.lgbsec.com.