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The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017: Summary of Changes and Dates of Implementation

By , December 4, 2017 2:24 pm

On November 22, 2017, the Ontario legislature passed the final version of Bill 148- the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. Below is a summary of some of the provisions of the Act , their dates of implementation and their impact on employers and employees throughout Ontario. We offer a fixed fee service for employers who need Continue Reading…

Top 10 Employment Law Developments in 2017

By , December 4, 2017 1:43 pm

In 2017, the provincial legislature and Ontario judges continued to change Ontario’s employment laws. These changes resulted in higher payroll costs and a more regulated workplace. This blog briefly identifies 10 employment law developments from the past year. 1.Changes to the Employment Standards Act. Many changes were made to this law in November. Most of these Continue Reading…

The Impact of the Fair Workplaces Act on Pregnancy and Parental Leave

By , December 4, 2017 12:29 pm

Earlier this year we blogged about the proposed changes to the Employment Insurance Act which would allow new parents to receive their employment insurance benefits over 18 months instead of 12 months during their pregnancy and parental leave. On November 9, 2017 the federal government implemented these proposals. Although legislative changes were made to the Continue Reading…

Is Your Organization Compliant with AODA? It Should Be. Here’s Why

By , November 27, 2017 5:29 pm

Did you know that employers with 20 or more employees are required to file a report with the Ontario government confirming they have complied with their obligations under the Accessibility with Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) by December 31, 2017? Employment Standard This regulation under AODA applies to all employers. It  requires an employer to Continue Reading…

Bill C-65: The Federal Government’s Crackdown on Workplace Harassment and Violence

By , November 24, 2017 11:00 am

On the heels of the viral #metoo campaign, the federal government is cracking down on harassment and violence in the workplace. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour recently proposed Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence). Federally regulated employers such as banks, telecommunications and transport industries should Continue Reading…

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