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.
Please note the Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Call Centre is currently experiencing a phone system problem impacting incoming calls.
We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
A new version of the mandatory Employment Standards poster is available now.