Changing Workplaces Review: Guiding Principles

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Last week we discussed a general overview of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Labour Board and what issues the review covers and the objective of the review. In the coming weeks, we will discuss the trends being examined and the potential impact on employment standards. In this week’s article, we will cover… Read more »

AODA Standards for Small Businesses: Are You Ready?

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For the last year, large organizations and companies in Ontario have been working to implement workplace accommodation changes to meet new requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Now, it’s the smaller organizations turn (less than 50 employees) and the deadline is rapidly approaching. By January 1, 2017, all employers must comply… Read more »

Changing Workplaces Review: An Overview

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Employers and job seekers in Ontario are likely aware of the Changing Workplaces Review, but may be unclear as to how it will directly impact those who work or do business in the province; particularly those in the staffing industry. Over the coming weeks, we will provide an overview of the issues the review covers,… Read more »

Understanding Ontario’s New Human Rights Commission Policies: What Employers Need to Know

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On September 29, 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new version of a Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability. This is an update to a policy that was first introduced in 2001. Since that time, there have been many important case law developments, new international human rights standards and evolving… Read more »