The EPC Blog

Employment Professionals Canada has the latest on the country’s workforce, job market, job search and hiring trends. Read our blog for helpful tips on how to find employment or hire the best talent.

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Employment Professionals Canada is proud to be celebrating 25 years of business. Since the company started in 1992, the country and economy have changed and Employment Professionals Canada has kept pace to provide the solutions to meet ever changing needs. The Beginnings and Growth of Employment Professionals Canada Twenty-five years ago, several key things were… Read more »

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When it comes to hiring new employees, employment contracts are typically used to outline the terms of employment and the scope of the employment relationship. Frequently, employment contracts outline obligations, entitlements and any applicable restrictions for both employer and employee. Many employers view the employment contract as a method of safeguarding their position and obligations… Read more »

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At the end of last year the Government of Canada’s “Task Force on Cannabis Legalization & Regulation” released it’s highly anticipated “A Framework For The Legalization & Regulation of Cannabis” otherwise known as the “Framework Report.” And while the impact of cannabis in the workplace remains hazy for employers, the Framework Report does include recommendations… Read more »

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Workforce reductions are inevitable, especially in such a volatile economy. And now a recent case in Ontario is casting a shadow on how judges view an employer’s reasonable notice obligations to a departing employee. The courts recently awarded damages to the tune of several million dollars and showed a strong preference for the “complete compensation”… Read more »

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At one point or another during an employee’s tenure, you will have to complete third-party forms on behalf of your employee. You’ll also require your employee to complete documents for yourself or a third party. And sometimes those forms won’t get completed, despite best efforts. But failing to appropriately and correctly complete these forms, or… Read more »

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Recent amendments to Bill 132 addressed harassment in the workplace. Now Bill 26 proposes employers will need to go one step further – providing training, leave and accommodation for employees affected by sexual and domestic violence. How Does Bill 26 Define Domestic Violence? The Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016,… Read more »

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A disturbing fraud trend is on the rise and developing into a severe risk for Ontario businesses: Social Engineering Fraud. Sometimes called “human hacking,” social engineering fraud is the art of getting people to disclose confidential or proprietary information voluntarily. And that voluntary release of information is creating new vulnerabilities for businesses. Typically attackers will… Read more »

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Previously, we have discussed several aspects of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Labour Board, including the trends that are of concern to the Labour Board and proposed changes to employment standards. In this week’s article, we will go over how these changes could impact employers and workers. The Labour Board may have… Read more »

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Over the past weeks, we have addressed the areas of concern for the Ontario Labour board. Wrapping up this series, we address a few final points in the Changing Workplaces Review. The board will review and possibly update the regulations set out by the Employment Standards Act of 2000 (ESA) for Ontario workplaces in areas… Read more »

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At the time, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) seemed to cover every aspect of employment, protecting both employers and individuals. Since these Acts were made law, the workplace has continued to evolve rapidly. As such, the Ontario Labour Board thought it wise to revisit this legislation, paying… Read more »