The Province of Alberta and police join forces for workplace safety as per the press release from the Minister of Labour this morning. Serious workplace incidents will be investigated, and criminal charges considered, in accordance with the now signed Westray Memorandum of Understanding. To date there have been no criminal prosecutions under the Criminal Code … ContinuedRead more
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April 25, 2017 Alberta’s Refusal to Process Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) The Government of Alberta and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) jointly announced a new 24-month federal-provincial pilot project that they say will put Albertans “first in line” for available jobs. Twenty-nine high-wage occupations in Alberta have now been placed on a “Refusal to … ContinuedRead more
April 12, 2017 REMINDER: PTSD Prevention Plan Information Deadline is April 23, 2017 Employers of first responders and other workers covered by the new PTSD presumption under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 must submit information about their plans to prevent workplace Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) to the Minister of Labour on or before … ContinuedRead more
April 7, 2017 Ontario Superior Court Upholds TTC Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy In a decision dated April 3, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declined to grant the Amalgamated Transit Union a temporary injunction restraining the Toronto Transit Commission (“TTC”) from implementing its random drug and alcohol testing policy. The TTC first … ContinuedRead more