Clinics band together to expand legal services for low-income people

Community legal clinics in Northern Ontario are joining forces to expand their services in employment law, injured workers law, and elder/senior law, in a project called Advocacy North.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
SaultOnline.com

How Doug Ford's pledge of 'zero income tax' leaves minimum wage earners worse off

Doing the math reveals that the Liberal and NDP plans for a $15 hourly rate puts more money in workers' pockets.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Immigrant women in Canada earn less, face more employment challenges: government report

Immigration department data shows a persistent gap between female immigrants and both their Canadian-born counterparts and male immigrants.

Posted:
April 13, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Sexual harassment in the workplace an 'epidemic': human resources survey

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says.

Posted:
April 13, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

This temp worker was being strangled by a machine. Her co-worker didn’t know how to help

A "review of the training documents provided do not support that either Amina Diaby or her co-worker ... had received training in the location and use of the emergency safety buttons."

Posted:
April 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

GoodLife Fitness settles unpaid wages class action

Last year, the scope of the suit was expanded nationwide -- so the settlement, which is pending court approval, will impact thousands of current and former non-managerial employees across Canada.

Posted:
April 10, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

How workers can use Ontario's Equal Pay For Equal Work legislation

Part-time, casual, and seasonal workers in Ontario can demand the same wage that their full-time colleagues receive if they do the same job, under new rules in effect April 1.

Posted:
April 09, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Equal pay for equal work: New rules in effect April 1

On November 27, 2017, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act became law, resulting in a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), some starting on April 1, 2018.

Posted:
March 28, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario