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Only under certain circumstances may an employer make deductions from an employee's wages. Deductions from wages are not allowed for a cash shortage, lost or stolen property if a person other than the employee had control over or access to the cash or property.
Ontario will help ensure fairness in the workplace by enhancing the enforcement of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), including the hiring of additional officers and staff.
The inspections are also aimed at educating employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under the ESA, which sets minimum standards for entitlements such as wages, hours of work and public holidays.
Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario, and they employ 28% of Ontario’s workers. Business owners know that running a business involves risks and costs; we know that a commitment to health, safety and fairness makes good business sense.
Temporary help agencies provide employees to client businesses that require staff on temporary assignments. This could be for short-term jobs that last for a few days or weeks, or long-term assignments that can last for several months or years.
Learn about the rights and rules that apply to assignment employees, temporary help agencies, and clients of temporary help agencies.