The Federal Government has announced a Task Force to conduct a comprehensive review of the Employment Equity Act, with a report expected in 2022. This article sets out the mandate of the Task Force and the potential implications for federal sector employers.Read more
Law Society of Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M.
Western University, LL.B.
York University, M.B.A.
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Drawing on her extensive experience gained from working in both the public and private sectors, Susan provides strategic and timely advice on a full range of employment issues, including privacy matters, contracts of employment, terminations and human rights. She regularly works with employers to ensure they are pay equity compliant to minimize the potentially significant liabilities that can arise.
Working from our Sarnia office, Susan is counsel to employers throughout the province. Susan identifies pragmatic solutions to issues arising in today’s workplaces; workplaces that include both provincially and federally regulated employers, operating across a broad spectrum of industries. Susan is well placed to understand the needs of business. In addition to having practiced corporate/commercial law, her unique insight has been enhanced by her academic studies, including M.B.A. studies and a Masters of Law degree in Dispute Resolution, as well as extensive human resources management experience, and the Chairmanship of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Susan Houston and Dr. Ron Greenwood gave a presentation to the Workplace Wellness Network (a group which included 120 occupational health and safety and human resources representatives from across Sarnia-Lambton) in Sarnia on Substance Abuse and the Workplace.
The Act provides that most federally-regulated employers with 10 or more employees in 2021 will have 3 years from August 31, 2021, to develop a pay equity plan for the workplace.Read more