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  • 2018 will be a pivotal year for employers and HR managers in Ontario – #LearnTheLatestApril 20, 2018

    With most of the amendments of Bill 148 now in effect—along with significant updates to OHS and WCB provisions, the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana, and more on the way—there are many substantial changes employers in Ontario have to deal with now and throughout 2018. At the 19th annu … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodeskApril 19, 2018

    Articles may require log in credentials to HRinfodesk. Workplace inspection blitzes and initiatives 2018–19 schedule The Ontario Ministry of Labour proactive inspection blitz and initiative schedules for the Occupational Health and Safety Program and the Employment Standards Program in October 2018 … Read more »

  • Ontario court overturns just cause dismissal and awards over $97,000 in damagesApril 18, 2018

    On a recent Ontario summary judgment motion, Justice Kane considered whether a former employee of Algonquin College (the “College”) had been properly dismissed for just cause. Prior to her dismissal in February 2015, the employee (“Edmond”) had worked for the College for nearly nine years as its Man … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodeskApril 12, 2018

    Articles may require log in credentials to HRinfodesk. The Remembrance Day Bill enacted On March 1, 2018, Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) received royal assent recognizing Remembrance Day (November 11) as a national legal holiday. 2017 public sector salaries disclosed … Read more »

  • Update on random drug testing in the workplaceApril 11, 2018

    Drug Test With the legalization of marijuana looming on the horizon this summer, concerned employers are thinking about how to keep drugs out of the workplace. While random workplace drug testing might seem like an attractive option, in Canada the law remains unsettled on what’s permitted. The most … Read more »