Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

On June 1, 2017 the Government of Ontario tabled the first reading of ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 or Bill 148.  On June 20, 2017 the Workforce Planning Board of York Region and Bradford, West Gwillimbury (WPBoard) hosted the “Changes Workplaces” event for employers which reviewed key components of the proposed legislation. This dialogue has been captured in video format as a resource for employers to access and stay informed about proposed amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act.

WPBoard would like to thank the following for sharing their knowledge on these proposed changes:


Bill 148: Q & A

Some of the significant dates regarding the progress of Bill 148

What are the proposed changes for union certification and the structure of bargaining units?

What could happen should one find themselves in non-compliance?

How does Bill 148 address equal pay for equal work?

How is Bill 148 implemented around rates, the stages of increase and categories?

What Bill 148 provides for Overtime Pay, Vacation Entitlement, and Paid Leaves

What are the new scheduling rules in Bill 148?

Bill 148: Employee Missclassification