OHS Canada Magazine


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

February 10, 2021  

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

Taking a structured approach can ensure clarity

January 25, 2021  

Guidance on COVID-19 vaccine policies for employees

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

January 12, 2021  

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

Dramatic shifts were few, but some notable developments arose

January 4, 2021  

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

Making workplaces healthier, safer and fairer will provide Canadians

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

December 9, 2020  

Proposed legislation will protect Ontario employers from unexpected WSIB increases 

Bill would limit impact of increase to average industrial wage

December 3, 2020  

Is it a work refusal or job-protected leave?

Employees have rights to refuse work they reasonably deem unsafe

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

November 23, 2020  

When should the pandemic work-from-home conclude?

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

November 16, 2020  

Alberta braces for further changes to OH&S legislation

Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act passes first reading

November 16, 2020  

Fired migrant worker wins labour case against Ontario farm

Mexican had criticized poor conditions during COVID-19 outbreak

November 9, 2020  

Defibrillators will soon be required on Ontario public premises

Provincial health ministry currently developing regulations

October 21, 2020  

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

Government intends to raise bar on negligence

September 29, 2020  

New California law prompted by crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Sharing of photos from scene was criticized by Vanessa Bryant

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

September 21, 2020  

Steps on making the return to work safe

What are the reasonable precautions employers should be taking?

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

August 17, 2020  

Quebec students push for law to stop sexual violence in schools

Desire for clear protocols to respond to incidents

August 14, 2020  

Teachers’ unions allege Ontario back-to-school plan breaks provincial law

Critique centres on ‘all reasonable measures’ and OHSA