Surviving the Minimum Wage Apocalypse

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs has been holding meetings around the province to hear submissions from various interest groups on the Wynne government’s Bill 148.  The proposed minimum wage hike to $15.00 per hour by January 2019, appears to be a flash point at these meetings, with detractors claiming the sky will fall on many small businesses …

How to Survive the Coming Changes to Ontario Employment and Labour Legislation

Proposed changes to Ontario’s minimum wage, together with reforms to the province’s employment and labour laws, could cause significant hardship to small and medium sized business owners (SMBs) unprepared to meet the challenge. The proposed changes include the following: A 32% increase in the provincial minimum wage from the current $11.40 per hour to $15.00 per hour by January 1, …