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New and Young Worker Safety Website for Parents!

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Young people across Ontario are now working in their summer jobs, some of them for the first time. As a parent, I know we’re all proud when our kids...

Double Jeopardy Also Applies to Employee Discipline

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I recently came across the Ontario decision of Garreton v. Complete Innovations Inc. from earlier this year.  While an interesting read for a number of employment reasons, it is...

Ontario man fined $6,000 for illegal use of “professional engineer” title when seeking job

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An Ontario man has been found guilty of three counts of violating the Professional Engineers Act by using the protected title, “P.Eng.” in a resume and in communications with...

Human Rights and is Frustration of Contract Enough?

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Managing situations where employees who are away from work on long-term absences can be challenging for employers. Difficulties can arise in a number of areas – maintaining contact with the...

Lesbian Firefighter Wins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Lori Franchina, a former Rhode Island firefighter, was recently awarded more $800,000 in federal court. Four years ago, Franchina filed a lawsuit against the City of Providence and the...

Construction Hazard Awareness Training

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The Ministry of Labour is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 297/13 (the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation).  These amendments would apply to all employers who engage...

The MOL Workplace Audit Schedule!

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This year, the ministry is coordinating the proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the Occupational Health and Safety Program and the Employment Standards Program. Coordinating the schedules highlights...

The Duty To Accommodate Does Not Require an Employer to Turn Customers Away

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A Store Manager for a leather company injured her wrist. Ultimately, the store terminated her position, prompting the within human rights application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. As...

Double Jeopardy Also Applies to Employee Discipline

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I recently came across the Ontario decision of Garreton v. Complete Innovations Inc. from earlier this year.  While an interesting read for a number of employment reasons, it is...

Worker Killed in Windsor, Company Fined $175,000

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WINDSOR, ON – Canadian Electrocoating Ltd., a manufacturer in the automotive sector, pleaded guilty and has been fined $175,000 in the death of a worker. The fatality occurred on...

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