If you’re an employer who may have a risk of an opioid overdose in the workplace, then you should be aware of a new Ontario requirement to provide naloxone in the workplace. Found out more in our latest blog post.
The tort of harassment has been undergoing a renaissance (or perhaps better stated as a naissance) in Canadian jurisdictions. While torts have had a long history as causes of actions in common law jurisdiction, it is only in the last several years that jurisdictions such as Ontario and now, Alberta, recognized a tort cause of actions for harassment in egregious circumstances.
What constitutes condonation of layoff? A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision found that silence on the employee’s part may not be enough. More inside.
General minimum wage increased to $16.55 as of October 1, 2023. More details inside.
New Ontario legislation increases fines for withholding passports and other documents from foreign national workers; a new definition of workplace under the ESA; and increased OHSA fines. More inside.
The Ontario government has announced additional changes to the ESA. Although the details of the changes are still forthcoming, we discuss the changes that are known so far in this blog post.
What should you not do during a workplace investigation? This is a question many employers have. Bridge Legal & HR Solutions provides trusted third-party investigation services that can help.
If you have employees in Ontario, chances are some part of the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act applies to your business. The AODA deadlines have all passed, but compliance is mandatory and now is a great time to review your business’ accessibility commitments. More details inside.
Fixed-term contracts are important tools that employers can use to simplify termination obligations. However, employers that do not carefully consider why and how they are using fixed-term agreement may find the downside expensive. Find out more with our analysis of two recent cases.
It is crucial for employers to remain up-to-date on the latest guidance regarding workplace investigation best practices. Being ready to respond to complaints in a fair and objective manner will improve workplace efficiency, positivity, and trust between workplace parties. More details inside.