Contact Information
Office Phone 905-273-7800, General Inquiry 416-326-7160
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-2966, General Inquiry 1-800-531-5551
TTY Phone 1-866-567-8893
Fax 905-615-8853
Website www.labour.gov.on.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Mississauga (City of)
Address & Map
1290 Central Pkwy W, 4th Fl
Mississauga, ON L5C 4R3
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Ontario. Employment Practices Branch ; Ontario. Employment Standards Program
Former Name Ontario. Ministry of Labour. Employment Standards Program
Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in Ontario workplaces

Administers and enforces the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Provides for minimum terms and conditions of employment * sets out maximum number of hours that can be worked in a day or week, minimum daily, weekly or biweekly rest periods, and rules for overtime pay

Establishes minimum wage -- general rate $11.40 per hour ($11.60 as of October 1, 2017), students under 18 years $10.70 per hour ($10.90 as of October 1, 2017), liquor servers $9.90 per hour ($10.10 as of October 1, 2017) * establishes vacation pay and paid public holidays -- New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Boxing Day * requires equal pay for equal work

Prohibits discrimination on bases such as sex, age or marital status in employer-provided benefit plans * establishes entitlement to various categories of leave such as sick leave, caregiver leave, or personal emergency leave * 10 days unpaid emergency leave per year (employers with 50 or more employees) * forbids lie detector testing * obliges employers to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu * obliges employers to provide severance pay to terminated employees when applicable * permits retail store workers to refuse work on Sunday and public holidays under particular circumstances * protects the rights of domestic workers and homeworkers

It's Your Job, www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/atwork/youngworkers -- information on employment standards and occupational health and safety for workers under 25 years and new workers
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility Employees or employers
Application No walk in service, call for information, online information or claim filing at www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/forms/claim
Languages English ; French ; Other languages may be available
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Labour Standards and Practices ; Occupational Health and Safety ~ Adolescents ; Occupational Health and Safety ~ Young Adults ; Provincial/Territorial Government Departments ~ Labour Issues

Agency Overview


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