The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic (WHSLC) participates in law reform and community development activities that benefit or assist low wage non-unionized workers in Ontario.
Law reform is an important component to WHSLC activities. We engage in networking with like-minded organizations, and we participate in a variety of law reform and community development initiatives that seek to make systematic changes to the laws and policies governing employment, health and safety, workers’ compensation and related workplace laws.
Some of the Clinic’s most recent law reform activities include:
May 6, 2020 - Letter to the Ministry of Labour to Address Essential Workers’ COVID-19 Health and Safety Concerns
July 21, 2017 - Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 148: The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017
May 15, 2017 - Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 127: Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017
October 14, 2016 - Submission in Response to The Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Interim Report
August 31, 2016 - Submission to The Changing Workplaces Review regarding Personal Emergency Leave