OHS Canada Magazine

Category
Legislation

Feature
February 24, 2021  

Outlining new requirements of a violence and harassment policy

13 aspects now required within federally regulated workforce

News
February 24, 2021  

Ontario legislators call for clear criteria of ’emergency brake’ pandemic measure

TORONTO — Ontario’s Opposition is asking the government to

Feature
February 18, 2021  

Bill C-65 is now law: Do you have the right resolution processes?

Understanding new prescribed processes for federally regulated employers to resolve a report of violence and harassment, and the role of the designated recipient

Feature
February 10, 2021  

New federal rules on violence, harassment in effect: Are you compliant?

Taking a structured approach can ensure clarity

Voice
January 25, 2021  

Guidance on COVID-19 vaccine policies for employees

Few individuals with lawful grounds to refuse vaccination in employment law context

Voice
January 12, 2021  

Looking back on the year that was in OH&S law

Dramatic shifts were few, but some notable developments arose

News
January 4, 2021  

New legislation now in effect meant to create healthier, safer workplaces

Making workplaces healthier, safer and fairer will provide Canadians

Feature
December 30, 2020  

Ontario court says ‘wisdom and efficacy’ of lockdown rules ‘open to question’

Policy could be at odds with the broader goal of limiting COVID-19 while allowing the sale of essential items in stores

News
December 9, 2020  

Proposed legislation will protect Ontario employers from unexpected WSIB increases 

Bill would limit impact of increase to average industrial wage

Voice
December 3, 2020  

Is it a work refusal or job-protected leave?

Employees have rights to refuse work they reasonably deem unsafe

News
November 26, 2020  

Ontario law to end clock changes will take effect if Quebec, New York follow

Ontario has decided to stop changing the clocks twice

Voice
November 23, 2020  

When should the pandemic work-from-home conclude?

Six legal tips to navigating today’s remote-work environment

Voice
November 16, 2020  

Alberta braces for further changes to OH&S legislation

Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act passes first reading

Feature
November 16, 2020  

Fired migrant worker wins labour case against Ontario farm

Mexican had criticized poor conditions during COVID-19 outbreak

Voice
November 9, 2020  

Defibrillators will soon be required on Ontario public premises

Provincial health ministry currently developing regulations

Feature
October 21, 2020  

Ontario to provide COVID-19 liability protection to those making ‘honest effort’

Government intends to raise bar on negligence

News
September 29, 2020  

New California law prompted by crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Sharing of photos from scene was criticized by Vanessa Bryant

Feature
September 28, 2020  

Pre-entry COVID-19 screening now mandatory for Ontario workplaces

Some flexibility for employers to implement screening in manner efficient for workplace

Voice
September 21, 2020  

Steps on making the return to work safe

What are the reasonable precautions employers should be taking?

News
August 26, 2020  

Ontario releases new COVID-19 guidance to manage school outbreaks

The “playbook” gives instructions on what will happen if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in a school