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ESA Exemptions Consultation Deadline Extended

December 1, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2695″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On October 18, 2017, the Ontario government launched a public consultation on certain exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The focus of the first phase of the consultation includes the widely used exemptions of IT professionals and managerial and supervisory employees from entitlement to overtime pay under the ESA.

The deadline for interested stakeholders to make submissions has been extended by one month from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. In order to participate in the consultation, stakeholders must email exemptions.review@ontario.ca to request toolkits prepared for each category of exemption. The toolkits contain information about the relevant exemption and related Bill 148 amendments to the ESA, an overview of the Ministry of Labour’s ESA exemption policy framework, and the questions regarding which the government requests stakeholder submissions.

More information about the consultation can be found on our earlier blog post, and on the Ontario government’s website.


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