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New AODA Obligations for Employers: effective January 1, 2014

By , April 22, 2014 1:24 pm

The Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act brought changes into effect on January 1, 2014. These AODA obligations are reviewed below. Obligation to Prepare and Post a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan As of January 1, 2014, most private sector employer organizations with 50 or more employees in Ontario (a “large organization”) had additional AODA obligations. They Continue Reading…

Navigating Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: Part II (Employment Standards Act Exemptions)

By , April 21, 2014 11:17 am

Navigating Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: Part II ( Employment Standards Act Exemptions ) Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (the ESA) The ESA sets out the minimum terms of employment for most employees in Ontario. It is also full of exemptions. This article deals with five (5) of the Employment Standard Act exemptions. Exemptions from Five Minimum Standards Applicability – Continue Reading…

Navigating Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: Part I

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By , March 24, 2014 5:08 pm

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (the ESA) The ESA sets out the minimum terms of employment for most employees in Ontario. It is a complex law that is difficult to understand. An employer cannot contract out of these minimum standards. Did you know your organization must post a Minister of Labour poster entitled “What You Should Continue Reading…

Workplace Investigations: Some Dos and Don’ts

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By , February 25, 2014 9:52 am

Workplace Misconduct Complaints – “To Investigate or Not to Investigate, That is the Question” Most private sector employers are not required to investigate alleged employee misconduct. Even though there is no such requirement, we suggest that an employer investigate any alleged misconduct that it intends to rely on to prove “just cause”, or any alleged Continue Reading…

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA): Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

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By , February 12, 2014 9:38 am

Mandatory health and safety awareness training is the latest obligation being imposed on Ontario employers under OHSA. All employees must complete training by July 1, 2014. The Ministry of Labour will exempt employers who have already provided equivalent training to its employees. For more information on this new training requirement, click here. Under Bill 168, Continue Reading…

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