ISAC's Media & Policy News: 13 January 2017

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

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

January 30: Public Legal Education Session on Employment Standards, Guelph

When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: 176 Wyndham St North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9, Community Room in the Lower Level of the Guelph Community Health Centre

The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is hosting a presentation on Employment Standards and Human Rights in the workplace.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County

'Unsung hero' facing deportation under rescinded rule

Gina Bahiwal, who has become the public face of the migrant worker rights movement, is facing deportation to the Philippines on Sunday.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Doctors frustrated workers' compensation boards seem to ignore medical opinions, report says

A new report by the Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health offers valuable findings "with respect to improving engagement with health care providers," a WSIB spokeswoman said.

Posted:
January 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Legal system not doing enough for racialized members

Report from the Law Society of Upper Canada is a good first step but more needs to be done

Posted:
January 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

France gives employees ‘right to disconnect’ from work emails

The new employment law grants workers the legal right to ignore work emails outside of typical working hours.

Posted:
January 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Change to the Employment Insurance waiting period begins January 1, 2017

Starting next month, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period will be shortened from two weeks to one week.

Posted:
December 23, 2016
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

2 federal tribunals make home access to high-speed internet a job condition

The requirement could disqualify many Canadians from lucrative positions on those tribunals.

Posted:
December 22, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

La Chronique juridique - L'édition de l'Automne-Hiver 2016

Topics in the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include child support and social assistance benefits, and sexual/domestic violence victims and tenancies.

Posted:
December 21, 2016
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

WSIB: Working for Injured Workers?

TVO's The Agenda explores the role of the WSIB in workplaces today, with representatives from the WSIB, injured workers, and their advocates.

Posted:
December 15, 2016
Article source:
TVO.org