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Effective November 1, 2018, Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act to eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment, education and volunteer opportunities resulting from the inappropriate release of non-conviction or mental health information disclosed during a police record check.
On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation 375/18 under the Employment Standards Act to temporarily change how public holidays are to be paid and calculated. In essence, the government is reverting back to the old formula that was in place before the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) came into force January 1, 2018.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has updated its online Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety guide in light of the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018, and new Ontario legislation has been updated regarding the distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis in the province.