From September 1 to December 31, 2015, the Ministry of Labour is conducting a blitz focusing on sectors known to employ young workers in internship programs. There are indications that the government may focus on sectors including Information Technology and others known to have internship programs.
Ministry of Labour blitzes are not uncommon. As part of the blitzes, employment standards officers visit employers to verify compliance with core Employment Standards Act, 2000 regulations, such as the Employment Standards Poster requirements, wage statements, unauthorized deductions, record keeping, hours of work, eating periods, overtime pay, minimum wage, public holidays and vacation with pay. The blitzes tend to focus particularly on sectors where there is a history of employment standards violations, where vulnerable workers are employed and where an increasing number of Ontarians are working.
For a full schedule of Ministry of Labour blitzes, visit: http://bit.ly/1IMog0W
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