On November 30, 2021, Ontario officially passed the Working for Workers Act (the “Act”). On December 2, 2021, the Act received Royal Assent and will effect a number of significant legislative amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and related legislation. These amendments include the requirement for certain employers to create a “right to disconnect” policy, the prohibition of the use of non-competition provisions in employment contracts, additional licensing requirements for temporary help agencies and recruiters and the removal of Canadian work experience as a requirement for foreign professional registration and licensing.


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