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  • Changing Workplaces Review final report: Sweeping changes to Ontario employment law comingMay 25, 2017

    Ontario Ministry of LabourOn May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report by authors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray. It contains 173 recommendations that endorse significant changes to Ontario… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • The “G” word: Brooks v. Total Credit Recovery LimitedMay 24, 2017

    Brooks v. Total Credit Recovery Limited, a decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario examined words, their etymology, and their impact in the workplace. Background On September 7, 2010, the applicant filed an Application with the Human… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Health record snooping nets hefty fineMay 23, 2017

    In a recent case out of Goderich, Ontario a $20,000 fine, the highest of its kind in Canada, was handed out for a health privacy violation. Between September 9, 2014 and March 5, 2015, a Masters of Social Work student accessed the personal health… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Victoria Day, public (statutory) holiday in CanadaMay 19, 2017

    In Canada, Monday, May 22, 2017 is recognized as a public (statutory) holiday known as Victoria Day, except in the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). In Quebec, the public holiday is r… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Ontario considers big changes to Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations ActMay 19, 2017

    For the first time in over 20 years, the Province of Ontario has commissioned an independent report to review both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. The CBC reported on May 12, 2017, in an online article written by Mike… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »