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#6 Dealing With Harassment and Violence In the Workplace

Ask any human rights professional and they’ll likely tell you that one of the most difficult topics that come up in their practice is workplace violence and harassment. Employment lawyers will usually agree. The issue has been made all the more complicated since the advent of provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

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New year, new money: a quick overview of the EI Premium Reduction Program

New Year’s has always been a time to reflect. As employers, such reflection often leads to consideration of things that can help to impact the bottom line. And one of the best levers to do that – cost savings! I’m always surprised to discover that many employers are not aware of the Employment Insurance (EI)

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No More Clarity on Family Status

A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) has created further confusion on the duty to accommodate as it relates to discrimination on the basis of family status. Family Status – A (brief) History Historically, there have been multiple (and conflicting) lines of cases on the test to be applied in cases

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Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Ontario – Changes, they Are a-Coming

On December 3, 2015, the Ontario Legislature passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act. The Act will come into force upon proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, which date has yet to be announced though it is expected to occur in the next few weeks. The Act would bring about a sea change in

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