Changing employee's shifts after medical leave is discrimination

Employees have the right to accommodation, that is, the employer must make changes to the workplace that assist the employee to complete their duties while dealing with a disability.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector

This is a report from the Government of Ontario on how it's working to reduce violent incidents in health care workplaces and boost safety for staff and patients.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

WSIB cutting costs at expense of workers' health, report says

The study was conducted by the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) and Toronto lawyer and worker compensation specialist Antony Singleton.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario allowing employers to fire workers without cause

Most precarious, low-income employees are not unionized and most cannot afford to take legal action against an employer, says Parkdale Community Legal Services' Mary Gellatly.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Final report of the Changing Workplaces Review released

The report recommends changes to both labour relations and employment standards, including the creation of a new "Workplace Rights Act", consolidating the ESA, LRA, and OHSA.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Ontario plans big boost to minimum wage, update of labour laws: Cohn

Sweeping labour reforms could soon target companies relying unfairly on part-time or contract work that deprives many Ontarians of decent wages from steady employment.

Posted:
May 15, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Millions of Ontario workers get no sick pay, but that could change

Sick pay is one of the items being reviewed by the Wynne government, and advocacy groups are urging the Liberals to mandate seven paid sick days per year for all full-time employees.

Posted:
May 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 24: You Can't Say That! – Teachers' Rights To Free Expression

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

While free expression is a Charter right, teachers face limitations on what they can do and say in and out of school. This symposium examines teachers' rights in and out of school and on social media.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
Article source:
Ryerson University

Consultation on Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress Policy

The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation tabled by the Ontario government that would, if passed, allow compensation for work-related chronic mental stress.

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)