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O. Reg. 502/06: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT IN DEFINED INDUSTRIES - AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING, AUTOMOBILE PARTS MANUFACTURING, AUTOMOBILE PARTS WAREHOUSING AND AUTOMOBILE MARSHALLING

under Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41

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Employment Standards Act, 2000

ONTARIO REGULATION 502/06

terms and conditions of employment in defined industries — automobile manufacturing, automobile parts manufacturing, automobile parts warehousing and automobile marshalling

Consolidation Period: From January 1, 2018 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 530/17.

Legislative History: 370/16, 530/17.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definitions

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“automobile” includes a van or truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms) or less; (“automobile”)

“automobile manufacturing” means assembling automobiles; (“construction automobile”)

“automobile marshalling” means receiving assembled automobiles from employers in the automobile manufacturing industry, storing the automobiles before delivery to purchasers or persons who sell to purchasers, organizing them for delivery and arranging for delivery; (“triage d’automobiles”)

“automobile parts manufacturing” means,

(a) producing automobile parts that are supplied directly to employers in the automobile manufacturing industry or in the automobile parts warehousing industry, and

(b) producing elements of automobile parts where those elements are supplied directly to employers who produce automobile parts as described in clause (a); (“fabrication de pièces automobiles”)

“automobile parts warehousing” means receiving automobile parts from employers in the automobile parts manufacturing industry, storing the parts before delivery to employers in the automobile manufacturing industry, organizing them for delivery, and delivering them or arranging for delivery; (“entreposage de pièces automobiles”)

“defined industries” means the automobile manufacturing industry, the automobile parts manufacturing industry, the automobile parts warehousing industry and the automobile marshalling industry; (“industries définies”)

“gross vehicle weight rating” means the value specified by the vehicle manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle. (“poids nominal brut de véhicule”)

“qualified health practitioner” means a person who is qualified to practise as a physician, a registered nurse or a psychologist under the laws of the jurisdiction in which care or treatment is provided to the employee or to an individual described in subsection 4 (4). (“praticien de la santé qualifié”) O. Reg. 502/06, s. 1 (1); O. Reg. 530/17, s. 1.

(2) For the purposes of this Regulation,

(a) an employee of an employer who carries on any activity described in the definition of “automobile marshalling” in subsection (1) is employed in the automobile marshalling industry even if other activities constitute the majority of the employer’s activities;

(b) an employee of an employer who produces any automobile parts or elements of automobile parts that are supplied as described in clauses (a) and (b) of the definition of “automobile parts manufacturing” in subsection (1) is employed in the automobile parts manufacturing industry even if the production of other things constitutes the majority of the employer’s production; and

(c) an employee of an employer who carries on any activity described in the definition of “automobile parts warehousing” in subsection (1) is employed in the automobile parts warehousing industry even if other activities constitute the majority of the employer’s activities.  O. Reg. 502/06, s. 1 (2).

Scope

2. This Regulation is restricted in its application to,

(a) employees employed in the defined industries,

(i) who are directly involved in any of the activities mentioned in the definition of the respective defined industry, or

(ii) whose attendance at the workplace during any of the activities mentioned in the definition of the respective defined industry is essential to that activity; and

(b) employers of the employees described in subclauses (a) (i) and (ii).  O. Reg. 502/06, s. 2.

Hours free from work

3. (1) If an employer and an employee agree, subsections (2) and (3) apply instead of subsection 18 (1) of the Act.  O. Reg. 502/06, s. 3 (1).

(2) The employer shall give the employee a period of at least 11 consecutive hours free from performing work in each day, subject to subsection (3).  O. Reg. 502/06, s. 3 (2).

(3) On one day in each work week, the period that is free from performing work may be shorter than 11 consecutive hours but shall be at least eight consecutive hours.  O. Reg. 502/06, s. 3 (3).

Personal emergency leave

4. (1) This section modifies the application of section 50 of the Act. O. Reg. 370/16, s. 1; O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (1).

(2) An employee is entitled to take a total of seven days of leave in each calendar year because of any of the following:

1. A personal illness, injury or medical emergency.

2. The illness, injury or medical emergency of an individual described in subsection (4).

3. An urgent matter that concerns an individual described in subsection (4). O. Reg. 370/16, s. 1; O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (2).

(3) In addition to the entitlement under subsection (2), an employee is entitled to take up to three days of leave because of the death of an individual described in subsection (4) each time there is such a death. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (3).

(4) Paragraphs 2 and 3 of subsection (2) and subsection (3) apply with respect to the following individuals:

1. The employee’s spouse.

2. A parent, step-parent or foster parent of the employee or the employee’s spouse.

3. A child, step-child or foster child of the employee or the employee’s spouse.

4. A grandparent, step-grandparent, grandchild or step-grandchild of the employee or of the employee’s spouse.

5. The spouse of a child of the employee.

6. The employee’s brother or sister.

7. A relative of the employee who is dependent on the employee for care or assistance. O. Reg. 370/16, s. 1, 2.

(5) An employee who wishes to take leave under this section shall advise his or her employer that he or she will be doing so. O. Reg. 370/16, s. 1.

(6) If the employee must begin the leave before advising the employer, the employee shall advise the employer of the leave as soon as possible after beginning it. O. Reg. 370/16, s. 1.

(7) Subject to subsection (8), an employee is entitled to take a total of two days of paid leave under this section in each calendar year and the balance of his or her entitlement under this section as unpaid leave. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(8) If an employee has been employed by an employer for less than one week, the following rules apply:

1. The employee is not entitled to days of paid leave under this section.

2. Once the employee has been employed by the employer for one week or longer, the employee is entitled to days of paid leave under subsection (7), and any days of unpaid leave that the employee has already taken in the calendar year shall be counted against the employee’s entitlement under that subsection.

3. Subsection (9) does not apply until the employee has been employed by the employer for one week or longer. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(9) The two days of paid leave mentioned in subsection (7) must be taken first in a calendar year before any of the days of unpaid leave can be taken under this section. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(10) Despite subsections (7) and (8), an employee is not entitled to take two days of paid leave under this section if the following applies under the terms and conditions of his or her employment:

1. The employee is entitled to receive a total of two or more days as one or more of the following:

i. Vacation days in excess of the employee’s entitlement under Part XI of the Act.

ii. Holidays in excess of the employee’s entitlement under Part X of the Act.

iii. Days off for personal illness or personal medical appointments in each calendar year.

2. The employee is entitled to be paid, for at least two of the days described under paragraph 1, an amount for each day equal to,

i. the total amount of regular wages earned in the pay period immediately preceding that day, divided by the number of days the employee worked in that period, or

ii. if the employee was on vacation for the entire pay period referred to in subparagraph i, the total amount of regular wages earned in the pay period immediately preceding the vacation, divided by the number of days the employee worked in that period. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(11) An employee who is not entitled to take two days of paid leave because of subsection (10) continues to be entitled under subsections (2) and (3) to take the leave as unpaid leave. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(12) If an employee takes any part of a day as paid or unpaid leave under this section, the employer may deem the employee to have taken one day of paid or unpaid leave on that day, as applicable, for the purposes of subsections (7) and (8). O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(13) Subject to subsections (14) and (15), if an employee takes a day of paid leave under this section, the employer shall pay the employee either,

(a) the wages the employee would have earned had they not taken the leave; or

(b) if the employee receives performance-related wages, including commissions or a piece work rate, the greater of the employee’s hourly rate, if any, and the minimum wage that would have applied to the employee for the number of hours the employee would have worked had they not taken the leave. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(14) If a day of paid leave under this section falls on a day or at a time of day when overtime pay, a shift premium or both would be payable by the employer,

(a) the employee is not entitled to more than his or her regular rate for any leave taken under this section; and

(b) the employee is not entitled to the shift premium for any leave taken under this section. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(15) If a day of paid leave under this section falls on a public holiday, the employee is not entitled to premium pay for any leave taken under this section. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(16) Subject to subsection (17), an employer may require an employee who takes leave under this section to provide evidence reasonable in the circumstances that the employee is entitled to the leave. O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

(17) An employer shall not require an employee to provide a certificate from a qualified health practitioner as evidence under subsection (16). O. Reg. 530/17, s. 2 (4).

 

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