Have You Heard of the Special Rule Tool?

There are some workers in Ontario whose jobs are subject to “Special Rules” under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). These jobs, due to the nature of the work performed, usually do not conform easily to the minimum standards provided in the ESA, so these rules were developed to ensure fairness and protection for both employer and worker, to the greatest extent possible.

Some examples of these “Special Rules” are the lower minimum wage paid to wait staff who serve alcohol, exceptions to the limits on hours of work and rest periods for most farm and agricultural workers, and no “notice of termination pay” for those in the construction industry.

Make sure you check the Tool to ensure that you are consistent with the ESA minimum provisions for your workers.

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