Employment Standards

ESA Information For Business Owners

Read the ministry's fact sheet on what you need to know about complying with the Employment Standards Act.

A law called the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) establishes minimum employer obligations and employee rights with respect to rates of pay, hours of work and overtime, vacations, public holidays, leaves of absence and more. Every province and most industrialized countries have similar laws in place to protect employees. The ESA applies to most employees and employers in Ontario.



MOL Employment Standards- What Businesses Need to Know Fact Sheet