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  • Two Companies Fined a Total of $285,000 After Worker Fatally Electrocuted by Overhead Lines

    Convicted: PGC Services Inc., 180 Ram Forest Road, Gormley, Ontario, a company that provides hydro vacuum excavation to the construction and utilities industries; K-Line Maintenance & Construction Limited, 12731 Highway 48, Stouffville, Ontario, a company that provides design, procurement, construction and maintenance services for overhead distribution lines.

    Court Bulletin | Labour

  • Ontario Supporting Workplace Health and Safety

    Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Boosting Mental Health Support for First Responders

    Ontario is partnering with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby to develop a mobile app that will provide information about mental health, allow for self-assessment of symptoms and help Durham Regional Police Service's officers and staff find appropriate clinical services when needed. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Supporting Workplace Mental Health and Wellness in Guelph

    Ontario is supporting the mental health and wellness of workers by partnering with the Career Education Council in Guelph to develop an occupational health and safety awareness program for youth, teachers and parents.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Enhancing Enforcement to Ensure Worker Rights Are Protected

    Ontario is enhancing workplace enforcement, penalties and education to ensure all new worker rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed. This plan includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, and providing at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Workers Receive First Paycheques with New Minimum Wage

    Many workers across the province have now seen Ontario's increased minimum wage reflected in their weekly pay. The general minimum wage rose from $11.60 to $14 on January 1, 2018, and will increase again to $15 on January 1, 2019.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario's Minimum Wage is Now $14 an Hour

    Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy.  

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario's Minimum Wage to Rise to $14 on January 1

    On January 1, 2018, many people across Ontario will see their wages rise to $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Enhancing Workplace Health and Safety

    Ontario is enhancing protection for workers by increasing the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't meet workplace health and safety standards. 

    News Release | Labour

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