Employment and labor

The Employment Standards Act governs the employer-employee relationship in Ontario.

Were you fired without notice? Can your employer refuse to grant you parental leave? Are you working overtime and not getting paid? The Employment Standards Act governs the employer-employee relationship in Ontario.

The Centre can help you understand your rights and obligations so you can handle your legal situation relating to an employment contract, employment insurance, overtime or leave, resignation or dismissal, or any other issue pertaining to non-unionized work in Ontario.

For more information

The Ontario Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.