Canada: Update: Bill 148 - Employment Standards Act Amendments

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Independent Contractors
  • Misclassification of employees now a violation of the ESA
  • Employers will have burden of proof re: proper classification
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 3, 2017
Critical Illness Leave
  • Replaces Critically Ill Child Care Leave
  • Up to 17 weeks unpaid job protected leave to care for critically ill adult
  • Up to 37 weeks unpaid job protected leave to care for critically ill minor child
Parental Leave