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New Regulations Concerning Bill 148

December 29, 2017 New Regulations Concerning Bill 148 As previously reported in our earlier In A Flash article, Bill 148 received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017.  The Bill contains sweeping changes to a number of provisions in the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), including those concerning leaves of absence, holidays, and scheduling.  On … Continued

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Regulations Clarify Application of Bill 148 Changes to Construction Employees

December 20, 2017 Regulations Clarify Application of Bill 148 Changes to Construction Employees  On December 18, 2017, a number of new regulations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 (“ESA”) were filed. Among these regulations is O. Reg. 526/17: Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage, amending and renaming O. Reg. … Continued

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The Supreme Court Broadens the Limits of Workplace Discrimination: Schrenk v. British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

December 19, 2017 The Supreme Court Broadens the Limits of Workplace Discrimination: Schrenk v. British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Last year the  British Columbia Court of Appeal issued reasons in Schrenk v. British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, 2016 BCCA 146, finding that not all discriminatory comments and actions which occurred at a workplace necessarily constituted … Continued

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In-Depth Analysis
Seismic Shift: Historic Changes to Ontario OHSA Take Effect – December 2017

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor – December 2017 December 19, 2017 Seismic Shift: Historic Changes to Ontario OHSA Take Effect Authors: Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning, Partners, and Deanah Shelly and Sydney Kruth, Associates DOWNLOAD PDF On December 14, 2017, Bill 177 and the most dramatic and far-reaching changes made to the Ontario Occupational Health … Continued

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In A Flash
Historic Changes to Ontario OHSA Effective Today

December 14 2017 Historic Changes to Ontario OHSA Effective Today In the most far-reaching changes made to the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) in over 15 years, the government has moved to, amongst other matters, triple corporate OHS penalties and quadruple individual OHS penalties, effective today. The amendments are made in a Bill … Continued

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More New Obligations for Alberta Employers Starting January 1, 2018

December 13, 2017 More New Obligations for Alberta Employers Starting January 1, 2018 The New Regulations to the Employment Standards Code (the “Code”) were issued by the Government of Alberta on December 6, 2017.  These Regulations put the “meat on the bones” of the changes that were made to the Code earlier this year, which … Continued

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In A Flash
Construction Advisor – December 2017

Construction Advisor: The Voice of Construction Labour Relations in Canada December 14, 2017 Articles: 1. Ontario to Extend WSIB Benefits for Work-Related Mental Stress 2. College of Trades: 2017 Developments 3. Bill 148: Implementation Dates 4. Mathews Dinsdale: Canada’s 2018 Law Firm of Year in Workers’ Compensation Law 5. Construction Advisor: Next Edition Ontario to … Continued

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Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Put on Hold – Union Requested Injunction Granted

December 7, 2017 Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Put on Hold – Union Requested Injunction Granted In a decision released by Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench earlier today, 2017 ABQB 752 (the “Injunction Decision”) the Court granted Unifor, Local 707A’s application for an injunction to  stop Suncor from implementing random drug and alcohol … Continued

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