This guide is provided for your information and convenience only. It is not a legal document. For complete information, refer to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and its regulations.
While most employees and employers in Ontario are covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA), there are some types of occupations:
The Ministry of Labour’s Special Rule Tool (available at Ontario.ca/ESAtools) can help you understand how the ESA applies to these types of occupations.
The chart below provides:
NOTE: This tool does not deal with the special rules applicable to the Women’s Coat and Suit and Women’s Dress and Sportswear industries. For information about those special rules, see O. Reg. 291/01.
For more information about your specific situation, please contact the Employment Standards Information Centre at 416-326-7160, Toll-free 1-800-531-5551 or TTY 1-866-567-8893.
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