Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.
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Bill 148 Undergoes Significant Amendment - What Does It Mean for Employers?
Tell me what you really think! An honest reference, even if negative, is not defamatory.
Workplace Offences - Personal Hygiene.
WSIB - Important Changes - complimentary seminar Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Workforce shortages mean that talent must be scouted using a new approach to recruitment. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you get the best people filling the roles.
Until recently, there wasn't data about the mental health of Canadian farmers. Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton and PhD Candidate Briana Hagen of the Ontario Veterinary College are changing that.
2017 Skills Ontario Competition - YouTube video
HReview Seminar Series - Workplace Indecencies and Indiscretions - Complimentary Seminar for Employers - Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. View registration details.
Phenomenal talent and skill was on display at the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition held at the Toronto Congress Centre, May 1-3, 2017
The OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board) considered a recent case of an employee who took a company vehicle home, and whether their travel time to and from work is considered work time, and thus payable. Based on the facts of the case before the OLRB, the Board concluded that the time spent by the technicians travelling from home to their first job site and from the last job site to home was commuting time and not "work" for which the technician was required to be paid.
Gary van Bolderen shares memories and a tribute to Mike.
This newsletter is published six times a year to highlight important issues in Canadian employment and labour law. This month they address two issues: Taking the “High” Road - Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Enforcement of Drug and Alcohol Policies, and Employment Practices Liability Insurance – What’s it all about? In addition - the topic of ' Group Insurance Benefits - Avoid Dangerous Employer Liability Traps!' is being presented at a free breakfast seminar being held on Wednesday September 28, 2016.
Hoisting is front-and-centre to a new education program that a Hamilton, Ont., steel producer has launched in nearby high schools.
Recognition - Mr. Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building System, and 2016 Photo Contest winners.
Since 2001, BuildForce Canada has provided the country’s construction and maintenance industry with the information and resources it needs to meet and manage its workforce requirements. Focusing on three key areas — labour market information, recruitment and retention, and e-learning and skills development — their programs and initiatives build the sector’s capacity and capability to meet current and future workforce demand.
Heat, Storms, Hazardous Plants and Insects - What Employers Need to Know and Do to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe this Summer and Fall.
The CFBA is pleased to report that effective March 2016, the Canadian Farm Builders Association has representation on the Task Group that is reviewing the National Farm Building Code of Canada.
Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) - taking place May 2-4, 2016. Spark a lifetime of passion for the skilled trades and technologies and learn about the incredible opportunities that exist in Ontario!