The Ministry of Labour’s goal is to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, while promoting and enforcing employment standards and helping settle workplace disputes and collective agreements in Ontario. They’ve recently released new resources to employers in Ontario. Below is an excerpt of a press release they’ve shared with us:

In line with the government’s commitment to make Ontario more open for business, the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Program is providing free online access to its Employment Standards Policy & Interpretation (P&I) Manual.

By posting the P&I Manual online, the ministry is providing a simple and convenient way for employers to access information they need to understand their obligations under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), making it easier to start, run and grow a business in Ontario. The P&I Manual explains how the Ministry of Labour interprets, administers and enforces the ESA, the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, and their associated regulations.

The Manual is available at Updates are made as required.

For more information on the Policy & Interpretation Manual, please call the Employment Standards Information Centre at: 416-326-7160 (GTA), 1-800-531-5551 (Toll-free) or 1-866-567-8893 (TTY).