Ontario Workers Have the Right to ‘Disconnect from Work’ as Well as Other Rights Under ESA
Jan 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on January 27 2022

By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath

Employers of charities and not-for-profits must provide a “right to disconnect” for workers and increase the minimum wage rate after changes were made affecting employment standards legislation in Ontario this year. As of January 1, 2022, Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) provisions take effect that increase the minimum wage and eliminate the special “liquor servers” wage rate. Amendments to the ESA are also now in effect that were introduced with Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, which received Royal Assent on December 2, 2021. This Bulletin provides a brief overview of these new employment law developments that will impact charities and not-for-profits in Ontario.

For the balance of this Bulletin, please see Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 506.


Read the January 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update