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CLV Special Report - Understanding Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000
By: Matthew L.O. Certosimo, LL.B., C.S. (Labour Law), Michael P. Fitzgibbon, LL.B.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 0-459-27725-1
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 62 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Publisher: Carswell
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This essential resource will guide you through the new Ontario employment standards

When the Ontario government proclaimed its new employment standards regime, the first revision in a quarter century, more than a few human resources professionals were unprepared. Even now, there remains a lot of uncertainty about how the new provisions are to be applied.

Understanding Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 will walk you through the new Act, the modified requirements in provisions that have changed, those that have stayed the same, and the likely effect of new provisions whose impact has not yet been fleshed out through regulations, interpretation bulletins or guidelines. The good news is that the sky has not fallen; the bad news is that a number of your workplace procedures and policies will likely have to be revamped to conform to the new provisions. This Special Report will lead you, step-by-step, through each of the important areas of the Act; payment of wages, hours of work, overtime, holiday pay, leaves of absence and termination. A useful checklist is appended to each section to help guarantee that no aspect of the new requirements is overlooked in implementing the changes.

Table of Contents • Introduction • Administrative Changes • Hours of Work • Overtime • Public Holidays and Vacation with Pay • Leaves of Absence • Parental • Termination • Enforcement • Conclusion • Endnotes.

About the Author
Matthew L.O. Certosimo, LL.B., C.S. (Labour Law) is a partner and the National Practice Group Leader of the Labour and Employment Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Toronto office). He advises and acts on behalf of private and public sector employers in labour relations, grievance arbitration and employment law matters. He also represents employers and employees in wrongful dismissal actions and in employment-related litigation. Mr. Certosimo is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Employment. He has also written on employment law for many publications. Mr. Certosimo was an adjunct professor of Employment and Labour Law at Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, and in 2003 was an Adjunct Professor of the University of Western Ontario Law School. He is the co-author for Just Cause: The Law of Summary Dismissal in Canada (Canada Law Book), Editor-in-Chief of Executive Employment (Federated Press) and Assistant editor, Canadian Cases on Employment Law – a national law report series (Carswell). Recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, the Legal 500 Canada, and The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Employment Law and Labour Law. E-mail: mcertosimo@blg.com
Michael P. Fitzgibbon, LL.B., is a partner in the Labour and Employment Law Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He practises exclusively in the area of management-side labour relations and employment law, and has extensive experience in the representation of employers before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, consensual grievance arbitrators and arbitration boards under collective agreements, the courts and other administrative tribunals. He also regularly acts as company spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations. He is a graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law and McGill University, where he received a B.A. in Industrial Relations. He teaches Employment Law at Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, and is a frequent panelist, lecturer and author on numerous papers and articles on a variety of labour relations and employment law topics. Mr. Fitzgibbon is the co-author of Carswell’s CLV Special Report - Understanding Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000, and CLV Special Report - Recent Developments in Union Certification and Decertification: An Employer’s Guide to the Acquisition and Termination of Bargaining Rights in Ontario.
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