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British Columbia Announces Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 15, 2016

June 27, 2016 British Columbia Announces Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 15, 2016 The Government of British Columbia has announced it is raising the minimum wage from $10.45 an hour to $10.85 an hour, effective September 15, 2016. The last time the minimum wage was increased in British Columbia (September 2015), the Government indicated all future … Continued

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In-Depth Analysis
OHSA Bill 132 Amendments: Navigating the Workplace Harassment Sea-Change – June 2016

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor – June 2016 June 24, 2016 OHSA Bill 132 Amendments: Navigating the Workplace Harassment Sea-Change Authors: Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning, Partners, and Krista Antonio, Student,  Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP DOWNLOAD PDF September 8, 2016, now looms for employers as the date for compliance with recently passed Bill 132 amendments to … Continued

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In A Flash
AODA – New Obligations Effective July 1, 2016

June 15, 2016 AODA – New Obligations Effective July 1, 2016 Effective July 1, 2016, all organizations in Ontario with one or more employee must comply with changes made to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) regulations.  These changes were based on recommendations from the Standards Development Committee. The main changes for employers … Continued

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In-Depth Analysis
OHS in Canada: A New Frontier: Changes to Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Ontario Through WSIB’s Rate Framework Review – June 2016

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor – June 2016 June 14, 2016 A New Frontier: Changes to Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Ontario Through WSIB’s Rate Framework Review Authors:  Matthew Carroll, Associate and Emily Russell, Workers’ Compensation Specialist DOWNLOAD PDF On March 31, 2015, the WSIB released its long-awaited Rate Framework Reform Proposal (“the Proposal”).  Following its release, … Continued

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In A Flash
Canadian Government Taking Special Measures for Canadians and Foreign Workers Affected By the Alberta Wildfires

June 9, 2016 Canadian Government Taking Special Measures for Canadians and Foreign Workers Affected By the Alberta Wildfires The Canadian Government has put in place special measures to support those affected by the Wildfires in Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas. Among these supports are specific measures for foreign workers who have been displaced, or … Continued

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