Employment law in Ontario governs the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in the workplace. It covers a wide range of issues, including wages, hours of work, overtime pay, vacation pay, public holidays, termination of employment, and workplace safety.

Key aspects of employment law in Ontario include:

1. Employment Standards: The Ontario Employment Standards Act sets out minimum standards for things like wages, hours of work, and other conditions of employment. These standards apply to most employees in the province.

2. Human Rights: The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment based on factors such as race, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

3. Health and Safety: The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees regarding workplace health and safety.

4. Employment Contracts: Employment contracts in Ontario can be written or verbal. However, certain terms, such as minimum wage and termination notice, are governed by legislation and cannot be overridden by contract.

5. Termination of Employment: Ontario has rules regarding termination notice or pay in lieu of notice for employees who are terminated without cause. There are also rules regarding termination with cause.

6. Unionized Workplaces: The Labour Relations Act governs unionized workplaces in Ontario, including the rights of employees to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.

Employees in Ontario are entitled to certain rights and protections under these laws, and employers are required to comply with these laws in their treatment of employees. Violations of employment law can result in penalties for employers and compensation for employees.