Employment Standards

The Employment Standards Act is an Ontario law that applies to many workers in Ontario.  It sets out basic minimum requirements about hours of work, minimum wage, termination, etc.: www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/00e41.

The Government of Ontario website includes a guide to the Employment Standards Actwww.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has publications about your rights at work available on its website or in print:  www.cleo.on.ca/english/pub/onpub/subject/work.htm.

Getting Legal Help

The law can be very complicated so if you have a question or problem, we recommend that you get legal advice about your situation: