July 15, 2015
Ontario is moving forward with public consultations on issues and trends that affect workers and employers across the province in the modern workplace.

Public consultations about how the Labour Relations Act,1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep pace with the changing needs of workers and employers began on June 16 in Toronto, and will continue throughout the summer across Ontario.

Led by special advisors, C. Michael Mitchell, formerly of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, and John C. Murray, a former justice of the Ontario Superior Court and prominent management labour lawyer, the consultations will cover a range of topics including: The increase in temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment; rising prominence of service sector jobs; the effects of globalization and trade liberalization; and accelerating technological change.

Comments will be accepted until Sept. 18, 2015. A schedule of meetings at may be found at http://gfl.me/x2xt.