Nuanced right to refuse for provincially regulated workers Provincial law takes a more nuanced approach than its federal counterpart when it comes to unsafe work conditions, Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker tells Advocate Daily. Lecker, principal of Lecker & Associates, explains that employees in all industries, whether federally or provincially regulated, have a right to refuse work they […]
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Ontario’s economy is changing. Workplaces are less secure, with part-time and contract jobs on the rise. The government passed sweeping changes to our employment laws to address this trend and provide workers with more rights. Bill 148 legislation becomes effective on January 1, 2018. What changes for you as a worker in this new Ontario economy?
Bram Lecker discussed the legal gap between part-time and full-time workers with Advocate Daily. “I think the aim of the legislation was to remedy some of the loopholes that employers have used to avoid recognizing the full rights of temporary workers.”