5 Things Employers Should Know About Marijuana In The Workplace

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The legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana have confused and raised challenges for Canadian employers. Here are five things employers should understand about marijuana in the workplace. Clarification on Legal Status As of October 2018, The Government of Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Employees Cannot Be Impaired At Work Similar to rules regarding… Read more »

Workplace Safety and Ontario MOL Updates

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The Ministry of Labour recently updated its interpretation of the term “critical injury” with particular attention on clauses 1(d) and 1(e) of the Ontario Health Safety Act. Under OHSA, a “critical injury” is defined as an injury, serious in nature, that (a)       puts life in jeopardy; (b)       results in a state of unconsciousness; (c)      … Read more »

AODA – Is Your Company Prepared for Jan. 1, 2016?

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It’s coming! Just weeks from now the Employment Standard to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) will take effect and employers with 50 or more employees had better be ready to take action. Most of the regulations are straightforward and easy to understand, but by being aware of these standards and communicating… Read more »

Progress Reached on Canada Job Grant

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Following months of negotiations, it looks like the Canada Job Grant is nearing implementation in all provinces and territories with the exception of Quebec. About the Canada Job Grant – and Where It Stands Originally scheduled for April 1 implementation, the new launch date for the grant is targeted for July 1. Initially, the Canada… Read more »

Ontario Proposes Amendments to Employment Standards Act for Family Caregiver Leave

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There’s been a growing trend over the past few years to offer more flexible leave options to employees that require time off in order to care for a child or an elder. Most recently, the Ontario Minister of Labour proposed an amendment to the Employment Standards Act that would introduce a handful of new leave… Read more »