On March 1, Schedule 5 of Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, came into effect.
The Working for Workers Act, 2021 (the “WWA”) passed into law on December 2, 2021. One of its more notable aspects was to ban the use of non-compete agreements in Ontario. Non-compete agreements restrict how workers may conduct themselves both during and after employment. Most importantly, they can prevent employees from working at competing businesses for long periods (often for several months or years) after the employee’s job has ended.
In this article, we review four of the most noteworthy developments. As Premier Ford currently leads a majority government, it is expected that the changes listed below will all eventually become law.