Includes preventing employees from losing income following “dine and dash”
ONTARIO – The Ford Government is looking to update the Employment Standards Act.
The legislation titled Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 includes several ways to protect restaurant and hospitality workers. Labour Minister David Piccnini says employers would no longer be able to deduct their employee’s income whenever there is a case of theft. This includes “dine and dash” and “gas and dash” situations.
“It is unacceptable that any worker in our province should have their wages deducted or see themselves put in harm’s way because of someone else’s criminal activity. Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is continuing to stand up for those in Ontario’s service industry to ensure workers keep their hard-earned money.”
The legislation also looks to ban unpaid trial shifts during the hiring process, and employers must have a posting in their workplace if their employees share pooled tips.
On top of all of this, Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 also includes the following:
– Employers will have to include salary ranges in job postings.
– Employers will no longer be able to list Canadian work experience as a requirement in job postings.
– More firefighters will be able to qualify for workplace injury benefits due to esophageal cancer.
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