An Entrepreneur’s Story: Turning A Passion For Travel Into A Career

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There isn’t a cure for the travel bug, but the disease isn’t one that Shari Harper plans to cure anytime soon. In fact, the more she gets the opportunity to travel, the better because the feeling of going somewhere new brings about a rejuvenating feeling. For Harper, there’s nothing quite like chowing down on exotic… Read more »

A Look At Minimum Wage: What’s The Right Number?

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Would a few extra dollars an hour change lives for the better? The previous Ontario Liberals seemed to think an extra $2.40 an hour would do just that. In January, minimum wage earners received a substantial increase to $14 an hour. The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, known as Bill 148, brought the change forward…. Read more »

Ontario Passes Pay Transparency Law to Help Narrow The Gender Pay Gap

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Did you know Ontario is the first province to pass new pay transparency legislation designed to help close the gender pay gap? You might be asking, “what does this mean for me?” Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re an employer or an employee. The goal of the legislation, that passed Third Reading in… Read more »

Top Employment Law Concerns for Ontario Companies

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With 2018 well underway, changes in the landscape of Ontario employment law and policy have certainly given business owners and operators a lot to think about. However, with all these changes, it can be difficult, and potentially costly, to be unaware and abide. We understand how difficult it can be to operate a business which… Read more »

2016 Was a Tough Year for Workplace Safety in Ontario | 5 Takeaways for Your Business

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From fines for failure to pay, to on the job injuries and even workplace fatalities, Ontario businesses faced high fines and employees faced workplace accidents in 2016. While workplace injuries and accidents can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in workers’ compensation claims and fines, the real cost is to employees who… Read more »

4 Lessons Employers Should Know About Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

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A recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal on a fixed-term employment contract highlighted some very real ramifications for one Ontario employer. The Case Employee John Howard was terminated without just cause 23 months into his 37-month fixed-term employment contract. His employer, Benson Group Inc., cited a clause in the executed contract which stated:… Read more »

Understanding Bill 18: What it means for Employers and Job Seekers

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Introduced in Ontario last month, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, or Bill 18, would make sweeping changes to a number of laws including the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA). Resulting changes would potentially alter business models for temporary… Read more »

Confidence in Ontario Employment Outlook Takes a Hit – What This Means for Job Seekers

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The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index posted its fourth straight drop the week ending February 7, declining from 56.6 to 56.0. Deteriorating consumer optimism has been reported in every province but Quebec effecting all age groups except 18 to 29 years of age, and those older than 60. How can you keep your job search… Read more »