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  • Workplace Violence – Requirements and recent developments

    Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) was amended in June 2010, by Bill 168, to include new requirements for employers to address and prevent… Read Complete Article
  • Supreme Court of Canada upholds protection for solicitor-client privilege – statutory intrusions must be “clear and unambiguous”

    In a surprising decision, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada held that solicitor-client privilege may only be set-aside by statutory language that demonstrates… Read Complete Article
  • Competent persons under the Canada Labour Code – employees must agree to impartiality

    Readers of Focus will recall that under the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (the “Regulations”) passed pursuant to the Canada Labour Code, where a… Read Complete Article
  • Québec Superior Court finds breach of OHSA can support committal to trial on manslaughter charge under Criminal Code

    The Québec Superior Court has just released (October 31) a decision that commands the attention of supervisors, employers and health and safety professionals across Canada. In… Read Complete Article
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario rejects Johnstone test for family status discrimination – “the test for discrimination is the same in all cases”

    The debate over the proper legal test for establishing discrimination on the basis of family status has been reignited by a recent decision of the… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario Government Introduces Compensation Framework for Designated Executives of Broader Public Sector Employers

    On September 6, 2016, the provincial government filed Regulation 304/16: Executive Compensation Framework (the “Framework”) under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act,… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario considers options to amend the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act

    The Ministry of Labour has released an Interim Report setting out a number of options to update and overhaul employment and labour laws in Ontario…. Read Complete Article
  • New OHSA requirements for employers to prevent and investigate sexual harassment come into force in September

    Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2016, received Royal Assent on March 8, 2016. … Read Complete Article
  • Supreme Court of Canada decision settles dispute over the proper interpretation of the “unjust dismissal” provisions of the Canada Labour Code

    In its decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled that federally-regulated employers subject to the… Read Complete Article

Training Seminars for Employers

We also offer training seminars for both unionized and non-unionized employers. Any of our seminars can be tailored to the needs of your particular organization.

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