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Ontario’s latest workplace bill to be introduced today, contains numerous items of interest for employers

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November 14, 2023
By Talent Canada

David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Ontario is set to overhaul its workplace legislation — again — with the introduction of the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023.

These proposed changes expand on what the province calls “historic” measures in introduced in previous workplace legislation in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The current legislation, if passed, would make a number of critical changes for employers, including:

The government will also be launching consultations to:

  • Restrict the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in the settlement of cases of workplace sexual harassment, misconduct or violence.
  • Create a new, job-protected leave for critical illnesses (like cancer) to match the length of the 26-week federal Employment Insurance sickness benefits.

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