September 15, 2008
Officials from Landscape Ontario and the Ministry of Labour met recently regarding the interpretation of certain exemptions within the Employment Standards Act, 2000. A fact sheet was developed by the Employment Standards Program to provide clarity for LO members on how exemptions are interpreted for the purpose of determining compliance.

The document will serve as the basis of the ministry’s operational policy and will be shared with field staff to ensure consistency in the interpretation and enforcement of the legislation. The complete exemption information sheet can be found on the Landscape Ontario website at

Some highlights include a brief history of the act, what defines and does not define a landscape gardener, as well as issues of overtime and holidays.

The complete act may be found at