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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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