Human Resources and Health and Safety Information Ontario

Bill 132- Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

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Bill 132 came into force on September 8, 2016 and introduced amendments to a number of statutes, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Bill 132 builds on the Bill 168 amendments to OHSA, which in 2010 explicitly recognized workplace violence and harassment as occupational health and safety issues.... Read More ››

Family Status- How Far do Employers Have to Go to Accommodate Family Status?

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Over the past few years, there has been a lot of time and ink devoted to understanding the scope of “family status” protection under federal and provincial human rights legislation. As a result, Canadian employers are often left scratching their heads when faced with a “family/ childcare” accommodation request... Read More ››

Focus on skills training, collaboration will build Ontario economy: Report

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Fostering greater collaboration between industry, government and post-secondary institutions is essential to building a highly skilled workforce in Ontario, according to a new report released by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Strengthening Ontario’s Workforce for the Jobs of Tomorrow,which was developed in conjunction with Benjamin Tal, deputy chief... Read More ››

OLRB dismisses union’s “fishing expedition” in safety case: documents requested from MOL and employer were not arguably relevant

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The Ministry of Labour and the employer were not required to hand over certain documents requested by the union in a safety dispute, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has decided. The issue in dispute was whether the employer was required to de-energize cables prior to entry into “Cable Chamber... Read More ››

Early Termination of Fixed Term Contract Proves Costly

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The Ontario Court of Appeal recently ordered an employer pay about a whopping 3 years of compensation to a 23-month employee terminated without cause. The poorly drafted employment contract meant that the employee was entitled to his full salary and benefits for the remainder of the 5-year fixed term. In Howard v.... Read More ››