Ontario government to freeze Liberals' minimum wage hike and roll back labour-friendly rules

The government also said in a release that will also replace the previous government's "disastrous Personal Emergency Leave rules." 

Posted:
October 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's October 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include connection between health and housing, sexually harassed at work? Canada's poverty reduction strategy, and more.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy ahead of cannabis legalization

In its updated guidance ahead of the legalization of recreational weed, the commission says employers can expect workers to be sober at work, particularly in safety-sensitive jobs.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Canadian Civil Liberties Association has video series on cannabis legalization

Topics in the series include cannabis legalization, cannabis at the border, at home, in the workplace, driving, and when it's legal or illegal.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Ford vows Ontario government will get rid of Liberal labour reforms

"I think everyone is really kind of appalled that they would consider getting rid of basic labour legislation," said Deena Ladd of the Toronto-based Workers' Action Centre.

Posted:
October 03, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Injured workers call for reversal of WSIB's 30% premium rate reduction for employers

A 30% reduction made to employer premiums by the provincial government will lead to less compensation for workers who have been injured or made ill on the job: ONIWG.

Posted:
October 02, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

October 3 and 4: Thunder Bay – Worker Outreach Forum

When: Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 & 4, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 47 Walkover Street, Thunder Bay (behind McDonald's on Red River Road)

The Thunder Bay & Dist. Injured Workers' Support Group and Advocacy North will host an Injured Worker Outreach Forum on Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Posted:
October 01, 2018
Article source:
Netnewsledger.com

Federal government extending parental leave by up to 5 weeks, 3 months earlier than planned

A new parental leave benefit of up to 5 additional weeks of time off from work will be available to eligible parents as of March 2019, three months earlier than initially planned.

Posted:
September 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Navigating sexual harassment in a #MeToo world

Lawyers say there are two key areas that in-house counsel need to focus on when it comes to sexual harassment — their policies and procedures, and their investigations.

Posted:
September 25, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

Posted:
September 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times