A dire warning from Ontario…

If adopted, the proposals contained in the recently released interim report to amend Ontario’s Labour Relations Act, 1995, and Employment Standards Act, 2000, The Changing Workplaces Review, by Premier Kathleen Wynne, would make the province the most radical left-wing environment for businesses in the Western world, and would go a long way toward ensuring that no foreign business would ever again invest in it.

The rationale for the report appears predicated upon Ontario employers purportedly shirking their employment standards obligations and exploiting largely minimum wage workers. As the Toronto Star exposed, even when there is an Order to Pay by the Employment Standards Branch (ESB), most employers simply ignore it, (often because they are insolvent and can’t).