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  • July 1st a Sunday? Holidays Act “Bumps” Canada Day to July 2nd

    The federal Holidays Act provides that July1st is a legal holiday, kept and observed under the name “Canada Day”.  This year July 1st falls on… Read Complete Article
  • Voting time: Employers’ obligations on election day

    An Ontario provincial election has been called for June 7, 2018. Employers should be aware that, under the Ontario Election Act, they must provide employees… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario government announces that public holiday pay calculations will change (again) effective July 1, 2018

    Employers who have been grappling with the new public holiday pay formula introduced earlier this year through Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act,… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario arbitrator finds employees entitled to short-term and long-term disability plans under collective agreement not entitled to Personal Emergency Leave

    Focus readers will recall that recent changes to Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) have given all employees two paid and… Read Complete Article
  • Arbitrator upholds termination for sexual harassment but rejects “zero-tolerance” approach

    A recent arbitration decision upheld the termination of an employee for violating the Employer’s workplace violence and harassment policy. In Re Metro Rideau Store v…. Read Complete Article
  • Equal pay for equal work regardless of employment status provisions of Bill 148 coming into effect on April 1, 2018

    The Employment Standards Act (ESA) currently prohibits employers from paying employees different rates of pay based on sex if they perform equal work. Effective April… 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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