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Sweeping Changes To Federal Employment Standards Set To Take Effect
Federally regulated employers should be advised that many of the federal government's sweeping changes to the Canada Labour Code
Canada
9 Aug 2019
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24-Hour Rule: Court Confirms Limits Of Medically Prescribed Cannabis Use In The Workplace
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador ("Supreme Court") has issued an important decision about the limits of accommodating
Canada
9 Jul 2019
3
Government Of Canada Proposes Substantial Changes To Federal Employment Standards
The federal government is proposing significant changes to the Canada Labour Code ("Code"), the employment standards legislation affecting federally regulated employers.
Canada
7 Nov 2018
5
Can we Implement Random Cannabis Drug Testing?
In certain circumstances an individual employee who has an alcohol or drug problem may be tested BUT random testing is not automatic.
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Helping Your Workplace Navigate the Legalization of Marijuana
The impending legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, presents uncharted territory for employers in Canada.
Canada
28 Sep 2018
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Is Your Site Ready for Recreational Cannabis?
The legalization of recreational cannabis this October raises significant safety concerns for contractors. Legalization will bring easier access to cannabis and end the social stigma of using an illegal drug.
Canada
5 Sep 2018
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Ontario Court Provides Some Guidance As To Due Diligence In Health And Safety Charges
The Court also commented on the protocol for training between large and smaller organizations.
Canada
16 Jan 2018
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Alberta Bill 30: Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act on the Horizon
In December, 2017, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans ("Bill 30") received Royal Assent, signaling a heightened focus on worker and workplace safety in Alberta.
Canada
3 Jan 2018
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Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)
A recent decision of Alberta's Court of Appeal ("ABCA") is being heralded as a victory for employers in the ongoing tug-of-war between employee privacy and maintaining workplace safety.
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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Reminder: Changes To Workplace Harassment Rules Are Just Around The Corner
Employers need to be aware that on September 8, 2016, significant changes to the workplace harassment provisions of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will take effect.
Canada
17 Aug 2016
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British Columbia Employers: Requirements For The Prevention Of Bullying, Harassment And Violence In The Workplace
Pursuant to the British Columbia Workers' Compensation Act, every employer has a duty to ensure the health and safety of its workers, which includes taking all reasonable steps to prevent or otherwise minimize workplace bullying and harassment, and eliminate or otherwise minimize workplace violence.
Canada
4 May 2016
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Federally Regulated Employers: Policy And Other Requirements For The Prevention Of Violence And Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
The Canada Labour Code (the "Code") requires that every federally regulated employer have policies on the prevention of workplace violence and sexual harassment.
Canada
4 May 2016
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The Ministry Of Labour's Ballroom Blitz: Are You Ready?
The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced its schedule for workplace inspections for 2016 and 2017 and employers in the identified sectors should be prepared for the Ministry's spotlight.
Canada
15 Apr 2016
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Dual Reporting And Investigation Requirements For British Columbia Employers
A report of the preliminary investigation must be completed within 48 hours of the occurrence of the incident.
Canada
22 Mar 2016
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Adult Films and Health and Safety: Debbie Does Goggles?
Provincial and federal health and safety legislation is designed, among other things, to protect workers by promoting safety in the workplace to prevent injuries and occupational diseases.
Canada
14 Mar 2016
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Workplace Harassment: What The OLRB Can And Cannot Do
The 2010 amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, known as Bill 168, imposed obligations on employers in respect of workplace violence and workplace harassment in the form of bullying.
Canada
6 Aug 2015
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Be Prepared: Ontario Enacts Significant Changes to Employment Laws
Earlier this year, we wrote that the Ontario government had introduced new legislation – the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 ("Bill 18") – that would introduce significant amendments to several employment-related statutes if enacted.
Canada
19 Dec 2014
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Medical Marijuana In The Workplace: Risks For Employers
As the use of medical marijuana continues to increase across Canada, employers will be encouraged to place a high priority on making changes to their workplace policies.
Canada
2 Aug 2014
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E-Cigarettes: A Hazy Status In The Workplace
Electronic cigarettes with nicotine and cartridges of nicotine solutions are widely available to consumers despite Health Canada's warnings.
Canada
18 Jul 2014
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