Edmonton branch can no longer adhere to “All off” method
The message is unequivocal: sexual harassment in Ontario workplaces will not be tolerated, as the province introduces a bill that extends protections to employees by broadening the definition of workplace harassment and imposing additional obligations on employers to prevent and investigate such incidents.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded $266,000 in damages to a woman who had accused her former employer of mocking and abusing her after she lost her hearing. The court decision, authored by Judge Gloria Epstein and released on…
More than 350 farm workers received compensation this year
Amendment to Labour Code passed first reading on June 14
Two recent court decisions involving online harassment reveal a cybersphere that remains largely unpoliced and one that the judicial system is ill-equipped to adjudicate. In February, the British Columbia Crown decided not to charge a man who had created a…
The passing of legislation presuming that post-traumatic stress disorder among Ontario’s first responders is work-related points to a growing recognition across Canada that occupational injuries are not just physical.
WSIB must now presume that condition is job-related
Robert Berryman, 61, began firefighting career in 1978
Amendment to standards code grants both paid and unpaid leave
WSIB claimants require a minimum of 15 years of service
A recent case that the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) heard in Prince George has brought to light employers’ dilemmas and oh&s repercussions associated with accommodation issues involving the growing use of medical marijuana across Canada. While employers are…
All injured workers could receive full CPI adjustments in 2018
Report offers 19 recommendations for improvement
Sharp decrease in safety inspectors in federal industries since 2005
Your workplace has a health and safety program in place; the employees are well trained and aware of the hazards in the workplace. With an impressive safety record, employees can be proud of your commitment to safety. But what about the contractors that a company engages?
I was at a walk-in clinic near Toronto when I vaguely overheard a patient asking about a doctor. The receptionist replied that the doctor in question had become a woman. The conversation did not develop far enough for me to…
On June 16, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) started public consultations on how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep pace with the changing needs of workers and employers in the…
Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier: “The time has come to make the change.”