Work sites around Ontario can expect a higher likelihood of an ESA inspection as the province increases its officers and staff,
“The enhanced enforcement will include more proactive inspections,” the ministry’s release said. “These inspections encourage workplace parties to comply with the ESA before serious violations arise and complaints are filed.”
It hoped to reduce the “costly and time-consuming” complaints process for businesses. The intiative would cost $3 million over the next two years.
The inspections were 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.
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