Ontario’s provincial government recently passed Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019. The law amends a vast array of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA). And while not as sweeping as Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, Bill 66 still makes significant and important changes to Ontario workplaces. As with many of the changes from previous employment legislation under the Ford government, Bill 66 primarily removes obligations from employers.
Topics: Legislative Changes
Implementing organizational change can be a difficult task for employers because employees don’t always welcome change. When implementing change, employers can use various approaches to help smooth the transition. These approaches often involve employees participating in the process, either by asking for their input or having them provide feedback. But what should employers do if the change is motivated by external factors?
Legislation influences all facets of HR: recruitment and selection, compensation, health and safety, labour relations, and so forth. It’s important for employers to be aware of the existing laws that govern the company, as well as proposed amendments and new legislation, as these can be significant external drivers for organizational change.