January 15, 2015
This month, the Ministry of Labour is focusing on contraventions of the Employment Standards Act, with a particular focus on public holiday pay, at temporary help agencies across Ontario. The ministry will also continue to address contraventions of other employment standards during the course of the blitz.

The province says it is helping to protect vulnerable workers by proactively inspecting temporary help agencies during a two-month employment standards blitz.

“Temporary help agencies introduce a talented pool of workers to the workforce to fill immediate needs, but there are risks for worker exploitation. It’s important workplaces know their responsibilities, and this blitz gives us an opportunity to educate them about their duties and help ensure workers are being treated fairly,” says Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn.