The working field has changed A LOT over the years. One notable change is part-time and contract work. As it stands right now, benefits are different for part-time and contract workers than they are for full-time employees. For example, they might not be eligible for sick pay or overtime under the current provincial labour law.
This sparked a serious conversation for our Provincial government, which then lead to the Changing Workplace Review – a review of the changing nature of the workplace in Ontario.
“The world of work that I went into as a young man is not the world of work that young people are going into today,” Labour Minister Kevin Flynn said in an interview with CBC News. “We need to make sure that the regulations are protecting the most vulnerable.”