Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Ontarians.
Employment standards are enforced under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), which sets out the minimum standards that employers and employees must follow.
The Ministry of Labour, through its Employment Standards Program:
If you are employed in Ontario, you are probably protected by the ESA. To find out more, check out our General Information Fact Sheet.
Employees who believe their employer has not complied with the law can file a claim with the Ministry of Labour.
Employment standards officers focus on workplaces with interns.
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), most employees earn at least two weeks of vacation time after every twelve months.
Employees are generally entitled to be paid at least 4 percent of their total wages earned as vacation pay.
Learn more about the ESA’s vacation provisions.