Labour and Employment: Links & Resources

Pooranlaw has gathered a wealth of resources and links for employers seeking information regarding their employment and labour law rights and obligations, all in a single location for ease of reference.  Check back here often for updates on recent legislative developments and the latest in free reference material.

Introduction to Employment and Labour Rights in Ontario

Ministry of Labour’s Guide to Workplace Rights

Employment Law Resources

Government of Ontario’s Guide to the Employment Standards Act

Government of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual

Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Publications

Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Tools

Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41

Workplace Safety and Insurance Law Resources

Government of Ontario’s Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Ministry of Labour’s Health and Safety Web Page

Ministry of Labour’s Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment Guides and Resources

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Office of the Employer Advisor

Office of the Worker Advisor

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 16, Sched. A

Resources for Human Rights in Employment & Labour Law

Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Employment Policies and Guides

Human Rights Legal Support Centre’s Guide to Human Rights at Work

Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19

Employment Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Government of Ontario’s Introduction to Accessibility Laws

Government of Ontario’s Guide to Accessible Workplaces

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11

The Integrated Accessibility Standards (Including the Employment Standards) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Labour Law Resources

Government of Ontario’s Guide to Collective Bargaining

Ministry of Labour’s Labour Relations Web Page

Ministry of Labour’s Guide to Labour Arbitration

Ministry of Labour’s Portal to General and Sector-Specific Labour Relations Laws in Ontario

Labour Relations Act, 1995, S.O. 1995, c. 1, Sched. A

Pay Equity Law Resources

The Pay Equity Commission’s Website and Guide to the Pay Equity Act

The Pay Equity Commission’s Guide to Interpreting the Pay Equity Act

Pay Equity Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.7


[1] Note, these tools pertain to minimum standards only, and do not include common law entitlements to termination or contractual rights. They should only be used for general informational purposes. Always seek legal advice when applying the Employment Standards Act.