Understanding Bill 47- Making Ontario Open for Business Act
The Ontario Provincial Government recently passed Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. Bill 47 will repeal sections of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (known as Bill 148) and came into effect on January 1, 2019. 

The seminar will focus on the recent changes to the Act as a result of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47).

Come join us as we discuss the changes, which include the following:

  • Freezing minimum wage
  • Hours of Work-Amending the “Three Hour Rule”
  • Leave of Absence
  • Public Holiday Pay
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
The Bill 47 seminar is tailored to small businesses and employer groups but the information is also beneficial to you if you are an employee. The seminar will be presented by Geoff Becker, Regional Officer for the Ministry of Labour.
 
The seminar will take place on April 15th, 2019 at 10 a.m. and it will be at 66 Charlotte Street in Port Colborne. Space is limited, please secure your seat by registering in advance.
Register for Bill 47 Seminar
The Port Colborne Business and Entrepreneurship Support Services (BESS) is a collaboration between the City of Port Colborne’s Community and Economic Development Department and the City of Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre. Through this initiative, residents of Port Colborne and surrounding areas have access to one-on-one consultations with a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor. Learn more at portcolborne.ca/page/startabusiness
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