The Ontario Ministry of Finance issued the following news release on April 29, 2015 concerning the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which is currently scheduled to be rolled out by January 1, 2017:
Bill Strengthening Retirement Security for Millions of Workers Passess in Ontario Legislature
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act, 2015 has been approved by the Ontario Legislature. The Act forms the foundation of the ORPP, which the government will put in place by January 1, 2017.
Ontario has held extensive consultations across the province with business, labour, associations, young workers, pension experts, individuals and families to ensure that the government creates the best plan for the people of Ontario.
Once established, the ORPP will be the first of its kind in Canada, building on key features of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The ORPP will: read more »
The Ontario Ministry of Labour issued the following news release on February 17, 2015:
Ontario to Launch Public Consultations on Labour Laws
Province Aims to Address the Changing Workplace
This spring, Ontario will launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.
Workplace trends that will be examined include:
-Greater workplace diversity.
-The increase in non-standard working relationships such as temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment. read more »
Class action lawsuit launched against Canadian Hockey League for breach of employment standards obligations
Ontario lawyer Ted Charney, Charney Lawyers, announced that he has filed a class action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League for breach of employment standards legislation as it relates to the junior hockey players who play in the league. This is his press release:
CHL CLASS ACTION LAUNCHED TORONTO, October 20, 2014 - A class action has been commenced on behalf of all players in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Western Hockey League (WHL), and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) who entered into contracts with the teams in those leagues. It is alleged that the contracts with the players are employment contracts that contravene the minimum wage set by the legislation governing each jurisdiction where a team is domiciled.
The defendants are the Canadian Hockey League, the OHL, the WHL, the QMJHL, and the sixty teams that play in each of these leagues. read more »