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Bill 27 Update: The Latest on Licensing and Regulatory Requirements

Bill 27 Update: The Latest on Licensing and Regulatory Requirements

Staffing & Recruitment Industry | January 18, 2023 at 10:00AM – 11:00 AM ET

PLEASE NOTE: In light of recent developments, this event has been rescheduled from Wednesday, November 23, 2022 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023. If you previously registered for our November event, you must register again for access to the January event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Ontario’s Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, has proposed several amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). Major changes include: the prohibition of non-compete agreements; new licensing requirements for temporary help agencies (“THAs”) and recruiters; and the adoption of a right-to-disconnect policy for employers with 25 or more employees.

In addition to various workplace-related changes, Bill 27 has set out new licensing requirements for temporary help agencies (“THAs”) and recruiters; all THAs and recruiters must hold a license to operate and employers are prohibited from using a THA or recruiter that doesn’t have one. More recently, we’ve recently learned that the the government plans to release draft regulations for consultation, which will substantially impact Bill 27 if implemented. 

What are the new risks and exposures created by this legislation? How will they affect your business? And how will they affect your insurance?

As your dedicated risk management advisor, PROLINK is committed to keeping you informed and aware of any implications these changes will have on your business. That’s why we’ve compiled an expert panel to help you understand the new licensing regime and the implications for your business, along with the most recent developments since our last webinar in June.

We’ll discuss:

  • The new risks and exposures created by this new legislation;
  • The process involved in applying for a license;
  • How to obtain the necessary security in order to meet license requirements;
  • How this will impact your existing insurance program;
  • And more.

The webinar will be hosted by Alliya Chawla, PROLINK’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Solutions. To offer a robust and comprehensive discussion on risk management, we’ve also invited experts from ACSESS, the Canadian voice of the recruiting, employment and staffing services industry, and Hicks Morley, a leading labour and employment law firm.

Register for our live virtual event today to learn more about how you can prepare for Bill 27!

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MEET YOUR PANEL

Alliya Chawla RIBO

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Solutions

Alliya is an insurance leader with over 15 years of client management experience across brokering, underwriting, and distribution. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Alliya is well aware of the challenges facing Staffing & Recruitment firms and agencies today and works to deliver solutions that align with organizations’ long-term strategic objectives.

Craig Rix LL.B

Managing Partner, Hicks Morley

Craig Rix is Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner and is a labour and employment lawyer in the firm’s Toronto office. Craig’s practice is dedicated to change management, collective bargaining negotiations and rights arbitration advocacy in both the public and private sectors. Practice areas: Employment Law, Labour Relations

Jacqueline Luksha J.D.

Partner, Hicks Morley

Jacqueline Luksha, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides practical advice on a wide range of labour and employment issues. She represents clients in human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal and other employment claims, wrongful competition, labour injunctions, restrictive covenants, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes. Practice areas: Employment Law, Human Rights, Labour Relations, Litigation, Occupational Health

Mary McIninch 

Executive Director, Government Relations, ACSESS

Mary joined the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services in 2000. She works closely with staff and elected leaders to develop ACSESS as a leading industry association and provides comprehensive government relations services representing members' interests in jurisdictions across Canada. Mary believes strongly in the opportunity to be heard and is passionate about the rules of procedural fairness in the legislative process. She has advocated for Ministries of Labour to focus on stricter enforcement mechanisms under respective employment standards legislation. She works to promote the value and tremendous benefits of the staffing services industry in Canada. Her passion lies in advancing the industry's interests across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high legal, ethical, and professional standards. Mary is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association.

Alliya Chawla RIBO

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Solutions

Alliya is an insurance leader with over 15 years of client management experience across brokering, underwriting, and distribution. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Alliya is well aware of the challenges facing Staffing & Recruitment firms and agencies today and works to deliver solutions that align with organizations’ long-term strategic objectives.

Craig Rix LL.B

Managing Partner, Hicks Morley

Craig Rix is Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner and is a labour and employment lawyer in the firm’s Toronto office. Craig’s practice is dedicated to change management, collective bargaining negotiations and rights arbitration advocacy in both the public and private sectors. His practice areas include Employment Law and Labour Relations.

Jacqueline Luksha J.D.

Partner, Hicks Morley

Jacqueline Luksha, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides practical advice on a wide range of labour and employment issues. She represents clients in human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal and other employment claims, wrongful competition, labour injunctions, restrictive covenants, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes Her practice areas include: Employment Law, Human Rights, Labour Relations, Litigation, and Occupational Health.

Mary McIninch

Executive Director, Government Relations, ACSESS

Mary joined the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services in 2000. She works closely with staff and elected leaders to develop ACSESS as a leading industry association and provides comprehensive government relations services representing members’ interests in jurisdictions across Canada. Her passion lies in advancing the staffing services industry’s interests across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high legal, ethical, and professional standards. Mary is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association.


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