News in Employment and Work
This blog post focuses on a recent example of unpaid internships in Ontario's retail sector - unpaid internships are on the rise and there has been little coverage of this disturbing trend.
In anticipation of Victoria Day and other upcoming long weekends, this month's On the Radar looks at what the law says about public holidays.
It's not just a perception: Temporary work really is growing at a faster pace than permanent positions.
The new website of the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) went live on April 2, 2013.
Many in the labour market do not have the same social and legal protections and security that other workers enjoy. This needs to change, say these authors.
If we are serious about reforming temporary worker programs, we should be building protections against exploitation, abuses, and unsafe work conditions for everyone, says this author.
Date April 28, 2013
Place venues across Ontario
The annual event to honour workers who have been killed, injured or made ill on the job will take place April 28.
A cut in employment insurance benefits, buried in last year's massive omnibus federal budget bill, took effect Sunday, and will affect thousands.
A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report challenges the Ontario government to take 10 steps to close the province's persistent pay gap between men and women.
Many Canadians may be surprised to learn that after going on parental leave they might fail to qualify for employment insurance - a policy some are calling discriminatory.