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New Amazon facility will bring 600 full-time jobs to Scarborough

A new one-million square foot Amazon facility will bring more than 600 full-time jobs to Scarborough. “We’re excited to welcome Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in the City of Toronto and the more than 600 new, good jobs that will be created in Scarborough,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said as the announcement was made on Monday. Tory [...]

By | 2019-09-30T13:15:42+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government boosts funding to eradicate workplace harassment

Commits $50 million to legal information, resources to support individuals. The federal government’s commitment to combat workplace sexual harassment has begun in earnest. Portions of a five-year, $50-million commitment announced in Budget 2018 are being doled out to organizations across Canada in an effort to address the issue. So far, money has been dedicated to [...]

By | 2019-09-25T12:45:51+00:00 September 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canadian businesses review safety policies abroad in midst of Hong Kong violence

Violent unrest in Hong Kong is the latest geopolitical threat prompting Canadian companies to review their safety measures for overseas employees, security experts say. “It’s forced companies to kind of look at their policies and procedures around travelling to higher risk countries where there may be instability,” says Patrick Doyle, American Express Global Business Travel’s Canadian general [...]

By | 2019-09-24T12:45:38+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

McDonald’s offering harassment training to all US workers

McDonald's is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained about sexual harassment. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday that its franchisees have committed to provide the training — a combination of online work and in-person discussions — to 850,000 employees. Beginning in October, it will educate workers about harassment and [...]

By | 2019-09-16T18:01:42+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edible cannabis could mean fresh challenges for employers

Newly available products stronger, last longer than inhaled ones. Just when employers were starting to feel comfortable — or less panicked — about the impact of recreational cannabis on the workplace, the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will take effect Oct. 17. Unlike inhaled cannabis, ingestibles can take [...]

By | 2019-09-17T14:46:03+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bob Baker ousted from Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Bob Baker, the former longtime artistic director of The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton who also directed at theatres across the country, has been expelled from the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. “Acting on the findings of a Disciplinary Committee relating to a safe and respectful workplace complaint, Equity’s national Council ratified the recommendation of the Committee [...]

By | 2019-09-16T17:00:04+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

City of Hamilton staffer with links to white supremacist group terminated

A controversial City of Hamilton employee who once led a Canadian white supremacist organization has been terminated, according to the city. Communications manager Jen Recine confirmed in a release on Friday that Marc Lemire and the city have “mutually agreed to end Mr. Lemire’s employment.” Lemire was on a leave of absence, pending the outcome [...]

By | 2019-08-19T20:16:30+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toronto Businessmen Charged for not Paying Employees, owes $1.6M in Wages, Penalties

Anchuan Jiang says he's trying to pay what's owed, but 'staff are not working hard enough' A Toronto businessman and his companies are now facing more than a dozen charges through the Employment Standards Act (ESA) for not complying with orders to pay roughly $1.4 million in employee wages and penalties. The wages are owed [...]

By | 2019-08-19T13:20:43+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foodora Union Voting ends but Battle to Unionize far from Resolved

OLRB decision could take days, months. TORONTO (CP) — Foodora couriers in Toronto wrapped voting on union certification Tuesday, but the drive to create Canada’s first unionized workforce in the gig economy has taken a back seat to a ruling on the fundamental question of whether the workers are considered employees. Ballots have been sealed [...]

By | 2019-08-14T18:35:50+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments