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Construction company fined $144K in 2022 workplace injury

By: Alex Antoneshyn, March 5, 2024 Via: CTV News: Edmonton - https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/construction-company-fined-144k-in-2022-workplace-injury-1.6795313 A construction company has been fined $144,000 in the workplace injury of an Edmonton worker in 2022. On March 7, 2022, at the work site near 122 Street and 106 Avenue, the worker fell between six and eight metres down a piling [...]

By |2024-03-12T20:03:41+00:00March 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario firm fined $120,000 for worker fatality after fire

By Jim Wilson 25 Jan. 2024 via Canadian Occupational Safety Ontario employer OJB Industries Inc. has been fined $120,000 after a workplace fatality. Following a guilty plea, the employer must also pay a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act, to be credited to a special provincial government fund to [...]

By |2024-01-29T16:47:04+00:00January 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario to ban unpaid restaurant trial shifts as part of new labour law coming today

By Allison Jones via The Canadian Press Ontario plans to explicitly ban unpaid trial shifts for restaurant and hospitality workers as well as strengthen rules against deducting employee wages in the event of customer theft. The proposed amendments are the latest in a series of labour law changes in legislation tabled on Tuesday by [...]

By |2024-01-08T20:09:28+00:00January 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario’s human rights commission now recognizes caste-based discrimination. Here’s what that means

Olivia Bowden · CBC News · Posted: Nov 08, 2023 5:00 AM EST | Last Updated: November 8 Ontario's human rights commission recognized caste-based discrimination for the first time last week and while many advocates applaud the move, there are also hopes it will lead to further action at provincial and federal levels. On [...]

By |2023-11-14T16:51:01+00:00November 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario proposes new rules for companies laying off remote employees

By Hannah Alberga for CTV News March 13, 2023 The Ontario government is proposing an update to employment laws that would entitle remote employees to termination notices. The proposed changes, announced on Monday, would make remote workers eligible for the same eight week minimum notice of termination or pay-in-lieu as in-office employees when mass [...]

By |2023-11-14T16:48:36+00:00March 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woman fired after pregnancy complications was discriminated against, inquiry finds

By CBC News February 12, 2023 An independent human rights board of inquiry has found a woman who said she was fired as a result of complications from pregnancy was discriminated against. Donald Murray, chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission board of inquiry, released his decision on Feb. 7. The identity of [...]

By |2023-02-22T18:50:52+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noticing a labour shortage? Here’s what’s really going on in Ontario’s job market Social Sharing

By Mike Crawley for CBC News January 30, 2023 The vast majority of workers in Ontario haven't experienced anything quite like it their entire working lives: a labour market tilted in their favour. Statistics show unemployment running as low as it's ever been, record-high job vacancy numbers and unprecedented labour force participation rates. The [...]

By |2023-02-10T17:23:20+00:00February 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario Court of Appeal finds terminated employee entitled to bonus

Employment agreement clearly provides for discretionary annual performance-based pay, court says BY Bernise Carolino December 19, 2022 The judge below overlooked evidence about bonuses that the appellant previously received and should have awarded him the performance-based bonus payable under the employment agreement, the Ontario Court of Appeal said in a recent case. A motion [...]

By |2022-12-21T15:58:21+00:00December 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has concurrent jurisdiction in employment-related human rights matters

By Bernise Carolino via Law Times News The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has concurrent jurisdiction to decide discrimination and harassment claims within the scope of collective agreements governed by Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) or Ontario’s Police Services Act (PSA), said the tribunal has ruled. In Weilgosh v. London District Catholic School Board, 2022 [...]

By |2022-10-21T14:23:03+00:00October 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal tribunal reverses EI denial for worker fired for not taking COVID vaccine

Bryan Passifiume Publishing date: Sept 16, 2022 via the National Post Members of a federal tribunal ruled in favour of a Toronto-area delivery driver denied Employment Insurance (EI) benefits after losing his job for refusing his employer’s COVID-19 vaccine policy. Last summer, Timothy Conlon was dismissed from his job after turning down a request [...]

By |2022-09-26T12:55:37+00:00September 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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