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Employment Standards Tools

  • Content last reviewed: April 2019

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) is a law that applies to most employers and employees in Ontario and sets minimum standards for things like pay, hours of work and time off.

The tools and calculators are designed to help employers and employees understand their obligations and rights under the ESA.

Employment Standards Self-Service Tool

Understand and determine rights and obligations under the ESA, including minimum wage, payment of wages, hours of work, overtime and public holidays.

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Public Holiday Pay Calculator

Calculate public holiday pay entitlements.

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Hours of Work and Overtime Tool

Understand and calculate hours of work and overtime entitlements.

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Severance Tool

Understand and calculate severance pay entitlements.

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Termination Tool

Understand and calculate entitlements to notice of termination and termination pay.

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Special Rules and Exemptions

Find out who is not covered by certain parts of the ESA and who is covered by special rules.

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