Bill 239 2009
An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 with respect to lay-offs
Note: This Act amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. The definition of "excluded week" in subsection 56 (3) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 is amended by striking out "or lock-out".
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Lay-offs), 2009.
Currently, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 provides that excluded weeks are not counted in some situations in determining whether a person has been laid off. An excluded week is defined as a week during which an employee does not work for various reasons, including a lock-out. The Bill amends the Act so that if an employee does not work for a period of time due to a lock-out, that time is not included for the purposes of determining whether the week is an excluded week.