NEWS ALERT: $15 & Fairness victory for Ontario

Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has passed third reading, making Ontario the 4th province / state across North America to adopt $15 minimum wage legislation.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Sweeping updates to workplace protections become law

The bill follows years of advocacy from workers' rights groups who have long pointed to inadequate protections for Ontario's growing body of precarious workers.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

The child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families, according to a new study based on the 2016 census.

Posted:
November 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario moves to boost equal-pay protections for temp agency workers

Changes to the proposed law will make it harder for employers to pay temps less for doing the same job.

Posted:
November 17, 2017
Article source:
Metro

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Paid time off for victims of domestic violence, province promises

Changes to provincial labour legislation will include five days, with salary, and another five unpaid.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Business groups urge government to consider workplace safety in marijuana rules

New rules for legalized marijuana need to consider the impact on workplaces and clarify the rights of both employers and employees, say some business groups.

Posted:
November 07, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Liberals seek to tighten workplace harassment rules for businesses, Parliament

The federal government is embarking on a regulatory overhaul to crack down on harassment in federal workplaces, from Parliament Hill to local bank branches.

Posted:
November 07, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto region becoming more divided along income lines

Across the GTA, the gap between rich and poor is widening, while middle-income areas are disappearing, United Way analysis of census data shows.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario's Fair Workplaces Bill Needs To Do A Better Job For Families

Amendments made to the work scheduling and equal pay for equal work sections in the bill have created loopholes that make escaping precarious work more difficult.

Posted:
November 01, 2017
Article source:
Campaign 2000