The Devolution of Ontario

The Devolution of Ontario, brought to you by Doug Ford, reaching for new lows….

Article republished, in part


  • Many thanks to Shereen Aly for her assistance with this article.
Minimum wage Minimum wage would remain at $14 per hour (instead of increasing to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019). Annual adjustments to the minimum wage tied to inflation would restart as of October 1, 2020.
Scheduling Several scheduling provisions that were slated to come into force on January 1, 2019 would be repealed:

  • the right to request changes to scheduling after an employee has been employed for at least 3 months;
  • minimum 3 hours of pay for being on-call;
  • the right to refuse requests to work or be on-call where the employee was not scheduled with less than 96 hours’ notice;
  • 3 hours of pay where a scheduled or on-call shift is canceled within 48 hours before the shift was to begin; and
  • record-keeping requirements associated with these scheduling provisions.
Equal pay for equal work Employees would no longer be entitled to equal pay for equal work on the basis of a “difference in employment status” (e.g., part-time vs full-time; temporary vs. indefinite) and the related equal pay provisions for temporary help agency employees would also be eliminated.

Link to full article – https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9cbf08c6-f062-44a7-8838-16da512eb9ce

Welcome to Ontario…..we’re devolving!

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