The Role of Human Resources: Why it’s Important!

What is the role of human resources and how can an HR department help you unlock the potential of your business? Our colleague Denise Kuhn provides an insightful breakdown of the advantages of human resource consultants for business of any size.

Accommodating Working Parents During the Third Wave of the Pandemic

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New Human Rights Tribunal decision sends a decisive message to employers about accommodating pandemic-related childcare responsibilities. Current modeling respecting the spread of COVID-19 makes it clear that keeping children home temporarily is a responsible choice. Every working parent in the community is impacted by school and child-care closures. That said, even insofar as pandemic-related restrictions […]

Bridge Legal & HR Solutions Welcomes Denise Kuhn

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.

Bridge Legal & HR Solutions Welcomes Juliana Saxberg

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.

Ontario Government Announces Expanded COVID-19 Inspection Blitzes

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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 […]

Rehiring Foreign Nationals during the COVID-19 Economic Recovery

From an operational perspective, shutting something down is easy; restarting can be much harder.  After extensive layoffs in the spring, June reported significant National GDP growth (6.5 percent), which means the economy has great capacity to recover.  And although Ontario is currently seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases and may be facing a second wave […]

Ontario Government COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines

On April 30, 2020 the Government of Ontario announced new guidelines to provide processes for safe business resumptions for agriculture, manufacturing, foodstuffs, restaurant and food services businesses. These guidelines build on measures already set out by the Ontario Government in respect of retail, health care, constructions, and transit services, among others. Although the Government is […]