Queen’s Park Cutting Red Tape and Time Off

Making Ontario Open For Business Act Would Eliminate Steps, Cut Back on Time Off Available

The PC government is taking steps to try and cut some red tape for Ontario businesses while hewing back time off in the process.

Queen’s Park today announced it is introducing the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, that is said to make things easier on employers by eliminating regulations and expectations that are either outdated, inefficient, or inflexible.

The act as proposed also keeps the minimum wage at 14 bucks an hour until 2020, also replacing the previous government’s Personal Emergency Leave plan instead giving workers eight days for illness, bereavement, and family responsibilities.

“Today’s reforms are vital to create good jobs and stimulate new investment. We are lightening the burden on businesses and making sure that hard work is rewarded while proving to the world that Ontario is open for business,” said Minister of Labour Laurie Scott. “Businesses should have confidence in reasonable and predictable regulations. And everyone who works should have the confidence of a good job and a safe workplace.”