Avoiding Issues with Seasonal Employment: Minimum Standards for Employees in the Turfgrass Industry

By Chelsea Gibson, BA, LLB and Kevin Thompson, B.Sc.

In Ontario, there are varying minimum standards depending on the class of worker. Statutory benefits (such as overtime pay, minimum rest periods, etc.) do not necessarily apply to all workers. This article focuses on the two classes of workers the majority of seasonal employees in Ontario would likely fall under: landscape gardener, and persons whose employment is directly related to the growing, transporting, and laying of sod.

A landscape gardener is a person who is engaged in work that is directly involved in the modification or maintenance of land for a purpose that is substantially esthetic.

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