Bill 148 - A Changing Landscape for Ontario Employers

July 12, 2017


On June 1, 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was introduced and received first reading in the Ontario Legislature. If enacted, Bill 148 would, for the first time in two decades, make significant reforms to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act. Among other things, Bill 148 would seriously restrict Ontario employers’ ability to set different rates of pay for employees, impose limits on employer scheduling practices, and greatly increase unions’ ability to organize and gain bargaining rights for non-unionized workers.

During this seminar we will:

  • Highlight the key changes and implications of Bill 148
  • Discuss employer strategies to address the legislation
  • Answer your questions about the future for Ontario workplaces


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Seminar and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.

Videotaping Policy: During this event, Fasken Martineau will be videotaping and broadcasting to a live audience. You may be filmed as part of the audience and seen on screen and in the archived footage.

For more information

Andrea Tulloch
+1 416 868 3329