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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