Workers’ Rights

Our office provides information, advice and representation to low income workers having problems with their employers or who have been wrongfully terminated.

We can help you with:

  • basic rights in the workplace, including unpaid wages, minimum wage, pay for overtime, termination pay, and other entitlements;
  • wrongful dismissals; and
  • employment insurance benefits.

Please click on the below links for more information:

15andfairnessFight for $15 and Fairness

The $15 and Fairness campaign is fighting to raise the minimum wage to a living wage and to improve the rights of workers.

In May, the campaign celebrated a great success when the Ontario government agreed to increase minimum wages. But the fight is not over. See what steps the campaign is taking and what you can do to help:

‘Angry’ premier, labour minister to crack down on businesses over labour law (9 Jan 2018,

No Timmys Tuesday? Support grows for boycott of popular coffee chain (8 Jan 2018,

Wynne: Pick a fight with me Mr. Joyce, not those working the Tim Hortons pickup window (5 Jan 2018,

Minimum wage increases could lead to 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019: Bank of Canada (3 Jan 2018,

Wynne promises small-business relief to offset minimum wage hike (26 July 2017,

Women, recent immigrants to see big benefits from minimum wage increase (21 July 2017,

Ontario Needs a Raise (13 July 2017,

Ontario’s planned overhaul of its labour laws, including raising the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, drew both opposition and support at a hearing by MPPs Monday in London (18 July 2017,

Fight isn’t over! Help us strengthen Bill 148, and fight for more! (16 July 2017,

Ontario wants your input on a $15 minimum wage (10 July 2017,

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage (30 June 2017,

Economists support $15 minimum wage in Ontario (29 June 2017,

Ontario raising minimum wage to $15 by 2019 (30 May 2017,

Maximum split over minimum wage hike (30 May 2017,

Mission Services latest living wage employer in London (2 May 2017,

Ontario’s minimum wage to get a 20-cent adjustment (24 March 2017,

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families (24 March 2017,

Living wage examples add up for employers (2 March 2017,

Report: Canada’s Highest-paid CEOs Make 193 Times the Average Wage (3 January 2017,

Last updated January 5, 2018