December 13, 2018 by Pamela Chan Ebejer in Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, Pensions and Benefits
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More Legislative Changes Coming with Bill 66

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 was recently introduced in the Ontario Legislature (“Bill 66”).  Bill 66—as the name suggests—aims to make Ontario more competitive by reducing regulatory burden and giving businesses more flexibility.

Bill 66 proposes to make the following changes to existing legislation:

October 25, 2018 by Chelsea Rasmussen in Labour, Occupational Health and Safety, WSIB
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WSIB’s New Rate Framework For Employers

Following policy consultations that took place from August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB or the Board) announced its new rate framework for employers. This framework will replace current WSIB policies on classification structure, rate setting, and retroactive experience rating on January 1,

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August 22, 2016 by Sabrina Serino in English, Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario
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Bill 132 Update: MOL Releases Code of Practice to Help Employers Comply with OHSA’s Harassment Provisions

Further to our series of posts on Ontario’s new Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, which amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has recently issued a Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Code of Practice

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July 15, 2016 by Sabrina Serino in English, Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario
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The Countdown is On: The New OHSA Amendments Come into Force in Less Than 60 Days

As we previously reported, the amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act introduced by Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters, come into force on September 8, 2016.

By way of reminder,

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March 10, 2016 by Sabrina Serino in Occupational Health and Safety
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Bill 132 Update: Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation to Become Law September 8, 2016

In a previous post, we reported on Ontario’s new sexual violence and harassment legislation, Bill 132, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters. On March 8, 2016, Bill ...

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November 16, 2015 by Sabrina Serino in Amendments to Safety Laws, Occupational Health and Safety
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Bill 132: Ontario’s New Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation

The Ontario Government recently introduced Bill 132, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters as a response to the Government’s “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to ...

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April 21, 2014 by Andy Pushalik in Criminal Offences by Employees, English, Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario
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Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth

Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the shipping and receiving department of...

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