TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 3, 2013, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) will release its Final Report on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work. The Report includes 47 recommendations designed to respond to the challenges faced
by vulnerable workers to reduce their vulnerability to or the impacts
of precarious work which extend to their health, family relationships
and other areas of life beyond the workplace. It considers in
particular the impact of precarious work on the lives of women,
immigrants and racialized persons. The Project focuses, in particular,
on improvements to the statutory and policy framework of the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act in protecting these workers. However, it also reviews and makes
recommendations about existing community and government supports and
programs for workers, employers and for training and education, as well
as the role of labour organizations.
The LCO's analysis and recommendations have been informed by the project
Advisory Group, research and consultations with workers, employers,
government agencies and others.
Launched in September 2007, the LCO, funded by the Law Foundation of
Ontario, the Ministry of the Attorney General, Osgoode Hall Law School
and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and supported by the Ontario law
deans is housed in the Ignat Kaneff Building, home of Osgoode Hall Law
School. York University also provides funding and in-kind support. It
operates independently of government to recommend law reforms to
enhance access to justice.
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SOURCE: Law Commission of Ontario - LCO
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Law Commission of Ontario