Long COVID is the term used for individuals that are experiencing lasting effects from COVID-19. It includes a range of new or ongoing symptoms and effects that can last for a long period following the initial infection. Individuals who experience this may be considered to have a disability.
Human resources can often be a key missing piece that, when placed, helps your business focus on growth and the bottom line while also unlocking hidden potential that may be overlooked in day to day operations. Far from being a cost centre, custom-tailored HR solutions are instrumental in harnessing your business’ people power.
What you don’t know about Canadian spam regulations could be costly to your business. While many know what a spam email is, spam in Canada applies to much more than an email. Keep reading to learn what constitutes as spam in Canada and how your business can avoid costly fines from complaints about spam.
Employees laid off during the COVID-19 period are deemed to be on infectious disease emergency leave and are not actually laid off – or so says an Ontario regulation. However, the Ontario Superior Court has come up both heads and tails on the issue. Hansard records indicate that MPPs believe the regulation is stymying terminations and keeping businesses afloat. Who’s right? It may be too soon to tell.
The CRTC has recently sent a record individual fine for breaches of the anti-spam law. As the volume and types of direct advertising grow, organizations across Canada should consider their plans and practices to ensure they are in compliance with CASL.
The definition of a workplace has been evolving over the decades – the past year has accelerated the shift. What are the risks associated with employees working from home and whose homes are outside of Ontario or outside of Canada altogether?
We are pleased to announce that Denise Kuhn has joined our team at Bridge Legal & HR Solutions. Denise is an HR professional with 20+ years experience in diverse business environments, Denise will provide strategic guidance and proven solutions tailored to enable your strategy and optimize people operations.
Juliana Saxberg is a bilingual, senior lawyer with over 15 years experience practicing employment, labour, workplace privacy, human rights, pension and benefits, administrative, and Constitutional law, corporate and non-profit governance, director and officer liability, public law, and judicial review, in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
On January 12, 2021 Ontario declared a second provincial emergency to address rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. This declaration was accompanied by a “Stay-at-Home Order” and a recommendation that business allow employees to work from home where such an arrangement is possible. While restrictions were placed on “non-essential” businesses even prior to the […]
Deadline for this year’s AODA compliance report extended until June 30, 2021. Website requirements remain in place for large organizations who must ensure their website content meets the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard by January 1, 2021.