On September 17, 2012, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) announced that it will be "enhancing" its enforcement of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in order to ensure fairness in the workplace. According to the MOL, the enhanced enforcement will include more proactive inspections by the MOL. In addition to encouraging compliance with the ESA, the MOL has indicated that these inspections will aim to educate employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under the ESA.

For more information, please see the MOL news release.