Youth Employment Rights

The Relevant Legislation The Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in Ontario. Minimum Age to Work According to the ESA, young workers have the same rights as other employees in most Ontario workplaces. It is important to know that the minimum age for working in Ontario…

The Legal Rules of Youth and Work

Starting your first job? Did you know there are laws about young people in the workforce?  Consider these scenarios Mandeep is 14 years old and just started a summer job working at a construction project lifting supplies. Jillian, age 15 decides to start a part time job which requires her to work during school hours.…

More on Youth Records

Back in August, this blog had information on youth records: who can see your youth record and when are youth records destroyed? Today we bring you some more information about other issues a Youth Record may present. 1) A Youth Record may prevent you from being admitted into another country such as crossing the US-Canada…

Leaving Home Part II: You’ve decided to Leave Home…Now What?

Leaving Home will be a series of blog posts providing information to youth who have questions about their rights and responsibilities about leaving home. These blog posts offer general information only. For particular issues specific to a personal situation, contact JFCY to speak to a lawyer. Today’s blog peice answers some questions about what happens…