1. Find out if Ontario's Employment Standards Act applies to you

Does my employer have to give me my schedule or a minimum number of work hours?
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1. Find out if Ontario's Employment Standards Act applies to you

Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow, including rules about the maximum number of hours you have to work and breaks.

But not all jobs are covered by the ESA. And in some cases, only parts of the ESA apply.

Use the Ministry of Labour's online tool called Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules to find out if your job is covered and which parts of the ESA apply.

You can also call the Ministry's Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551, 416-326-7160, or 1-866-567-8893 (TTY).

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Reviewed: July 29, 2019

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