The Ministry of Labour & small business owners
As an employer, it is important to understand the function and purpose of the Ministry of Labour as well as how the Ministry may interact with your business.
In the event of a proactive inspection by a MOL inspector, you may be asked to provide a list of records and other documents for inspection. Our experts can help you prepare for and pass any such inspections with flying colours. We’ll ensure you are checking off the right boxes and fulfilling your obligations as an employer.
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour
The Ministry of Labour is responsible for employment and labour issues for most workers in Ontario. The Ministry’s mandate is to advance safe and fair labour practices to support the social and economic well-being of workers in the province.
The Ministry is accountable for the administration of employment and labour legislation, compliance, enforcement, complaints investigation and settlement in the following areas of employment:
- Employment rights and responsibilities
- Occupational health and safety
- Labour relations
Responsibilities of the Ministry of Labour in Ontario
The Ministry of Labour administers the following legislation:
Employment rights and responsibilities
- Employment Standards Act, 2000
- Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009
- Pay Equity Act
- Protecting Child Performers Act, 2015
Occupational health and safety
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997
- Labour Relations Act, 1990
- Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, 2001
- Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, 1993
- Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
- Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, 1990
- Labour Relations Act, 1995
- Public Sector Dispute Resolution Act, 1997
- Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997
- Rights of Labour Act
Do you know how the Ontario Ministry of Labour impacts your business?
Ask Employer Line’s HR specialists any employment-related questions on our complimentary employer advice line. We can help you understand the role played by the Ministry of Labour in Ontario. Our experts will ensure your policies and procedures are up to date and compliant with the law. Call us today at 1-833-247-3650.