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Sweeping Changes To The Canada Labour Code In Force September 1, 2019 - Federal Employers, Are You Prepared?
Major changes to the Canada Labour Code are coming into force on September 1, 2019.
Canada
14 Aug 2019
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Doing Business In Canada 2019 - Labour & Employment
Employment law in Canada is governed both by statute and, in nine of the ten provinces, by common law.
Canada
3 Jul 2019
3
Workplace Criminal Prosecution Provides Some Clarity For Employers
Workplace safety has taken on a whole new legal risk with the Westray Bill, now in place for 15 years.
Canada
3 Jun 2019
4
Bullying: An Occupational Health And Safety Hazard
When one thinks of a hazard at a workplace what may come to mind are falls from heights or getting caught in a pinch point of industrial machinery.
Canada
3 Jun 2019
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WSIB's Rate Framework - The Road To 2020
As we move closer to the January 1, 2020 implementation timeline the WSIB has put in place for its new Rate Framework, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board continues to release information about the new program ...
Canada
3 Jun 2019
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Amendments To The Workers Compensation Act And Update On Amendments To The Employment Standards Act
During second reading, Labour Minister Harry Bains provided additional details around some of the Government's proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act.
Canada
29 May 2019
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Nova Scotia Employer Acquitted In Westray Bill Prosecution
The court heard the testimony of eleven prosecution witnesses.
Canada
14 May 2019
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Government Publishes New Violence And Harassment Prevention Regulations For Federal Employers
The assessment must identify risks of harassment and violence in the workplace, and develop and implement preventive measures.
Canada
14 May 2019
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Special Deliveries: What To Do When Employees Are Dealing Drugs In The Workplace?
This is especially true when employers wish to search employees' belongings.
Canada
3 Apr 2019
10
Labour And Employment Transitions In Ontario's Health System Under The People's Health Care Act
Bill 74, The People's Health Care Act, 2019, has completed second reading in the Ontario legislature, and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
Canada
2 Apr 2019
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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Employer Faces Competing Statutory Obligations
How does an employer balance its obligation to maintain a safe workplace for employees with its duty to accommodate an employee with serious mental health issues?
Canada
14 Mar 2019
12
No Jail For Accused Directors, Says Court Of Appeal While Actually Increasing Risk Of Jail Sentences For Directors
The jail terms imposed on two directors following a workplace fatality were overturned on appeal.
Canada
6 Mar 2019
13
Shifting Burdens: OHS Prosecutions May Be Getting Harder For The Crown
A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal may make it more difficult for the Crown to prove general duty offences under occupational health and safety legislation in Alberta.
Canada
17 Jan 2019
14
Determining Impairment In The Workplace
The federal government's legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018 has brought forward the issue of workplace impairment.
Canada
17 Jan 2019
15
Time Is Up: Are You WHMIS 2015 Compliant?
WHMIS is a national program of hazardous materials labelling, information, instruction, training and general health and safety awareness.
Canada
17 Jan 2019
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Paving Contractor Fined $325,000 For Workplace Fatality
This apparent failure of the worker to follow instructions not only resulted in his tragic death, but also in the conviction of his employer.
Canada
16 Jan 2019
17
New Harassment And Violence Obligations To Be Added To Canada Labour Code
The Government of Canada has stated that it intends to bring the Act into force within two years following Royal Assent.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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Canadian Health And Safety Law Quarterly Update
The Canadian Health and Safety Law Quarterly Update provides legislative, regulatory and case law developments that took place in the reporting period.
Canada
23 Nov 2018
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If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It – Limitations Of Drug Testing Justify Refusal To Accommodate Medical Marijuana
Perceptions of marijuana have changed dramatically. What was an illegal drug is now a recognized medical treatment and is soon to be a legal recreational activity.
Canada
16 Oct 2018
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Safety Violation Results In Contractor Getting 18 Months In Jail
On Sept. 18, Sylvain Fournier, a Quebec based contractor, was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by two years of probation.
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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