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Enforcement Activities

  • Content last reviewed: September 2016

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:

  • Enforces the ESA and its regulations
  • Provides information to employers and employees, making it easier for people to understand and comply voluntarily
  • Investigates claims and complaints
  • Facilitates compliance
  • Conducts proactive inspections of payroll records and workplace practices.

The Ministry of Labour has provided the following reports to demonstrate the progress of various employment standards initiatives: