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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

A new watchdog in the workplace

The Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014. The intention of the Act is to strengthen government accountability in a number of areas by amending 16 pieces of legislation in Ontario. On September 1, 2015, the Act expanded the scope of the powers/authority of

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Nothing in Life is Free: Certain Unpaid Positions Now Protected under the OHSA

Until just recently, employers were able to enjoy free student labour without attracting obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). In that regard, if an unpaid co-op student or intern was injured in the workplace, the Ministry of Labour could not charge the employer for failing to protect that student from the injury

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When Does An Employer’s Accommodation Actions Become Harassment?

When an employee requires accommodation following an injury or onset of a disability, an employer is often unsure where to draw the line in their communications and interactions with the employee. Accommodation is a collaborative process and it is important that the employer receives information and cooperation from the employee. At the same time, employees

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