Ontario is introducing a new Legislation: Working for Workers Two are changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to increase the maximum fines for businesses that fail to protect their workers to the highest in the country.
The Ontario government is introducing legislative changes today that would, if passed, deliver better protections, bigger paycheques and greater opportunities for workers and their families.

  • Establish foundational rights and protections for digital platform workers who provide ride-share, delivery, or courier services.
  • Tackle Ontario’s historic labour shortage
  • Require greater transparency
  • Reduce the risk of death caused by opioid overdoses in workplaces
  • Enhance worker protections
  • Expand military reservist leave to cover time spent training
  • Clarify the treatment of many IT and business consultants under the Employment Standards Act.
  • Reduce barriers in the provision of traditional Chinese medicine

You can find out what else is included in the Working For Workers Two legislation on the Ontario Government website.