Resources and Tools for Families Engaging Support Workers

On November 27th Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent and became law.  Bill 148 affects everything from the minimum wage and public holiday pay, to how employees request scheduling changes, refuse shifts and take leaves of absence.

Many families do not realize that this new legislation and employment law generally can apply to them and their relationship to workers they engage to provide supports to a loved one with a disability.  Families face real risks if they don’t consider their legal obligations to workers or take steps to protect themselves and their families from liability.

PooranLaw is currently speaking with family groups across the province about best practices for engaging support workers and the implications of Bill 148.  In complement to those information sessions, see below a list of helpful online tools and resources that families can use to better understand the status of their worker and their legal obligations.

Government of Canada Resources


Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Resources


Ontario Ministry of Labour Resources


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Resources