Consultations with the Ministry of Labour

The Changing Workplaces Review

The MOL has launched public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.

The Changing Workplaces Review will consider the broader issues affecting the workplace and assess how the current labour and employment law framework addresses these trends and issues with a focus on the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

Consultations will be led by two Special Advisors.


Special Advisors will seek to determine whether changes should be made to the LRA and the ESA in light of the changing nature of the workforce, the workplace, and the economy itself, particularly in light of relevant trends and factors operating on our society, including, globalization, trade liberalization, technological change, the growth of the service sector, and changes in the prevalence and characteristics of standard employment relationships.

What the consultations will not consider:

  • the construction industry provisions of the LRA;
  • the minimum wage; and
  • policy discussions for which other independent processes have been initiated.

Employers should note that comments will be accepted by the MOL until September 18, 2015.