Posts written in : November 2013

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Nov 29
2013

Quick Ministry of Labour Prevention Office Update for Stakeholders on New Mandatory OHS Awareness Training

Ministry of Labour‘s Prevention Office Communiqué to Stakeholders: NEW Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training On November 15 the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O.Reg.297/13) was announced. This regulation will come into force on July 1, 2014. The regulation lays out mandatory training for workers and supervisors, and Requires that […]

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Nov 27
2013

Help Wanted: Ensuring legally compliant recruitment, hiring and promotion – Lancaster House Audio Conference – Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST  In their pursuit of information to find the best person for the job, employers can run afoul of human rights and privacy laws, even with well-meaning questions and tests. In unionized workplaces, provisions in collective agreements may require employers to adhere to additional standards when […]

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Nov 25
2013

Being in good company; The secret to being a great employer? Engaging employees

In 25 years working in the Guelph office of insurance company the Co-operators Group, Jane O’Leary has worked her way up. She started out in the marketing area, moved to the data centre and now she is part of a two-person team that supports senior management in planning projects and allocating resources. The opportunity to […]

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Nov 25
2013

Wood Innovation and Design Centre under construction

In downtown Prince George, B.C., work is under way on the tallest contemporary all-wood building in North America Over 29 metres high and 4,600 square metres, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre will use 1,846 cubic metres of wood and wood engineered products manufactured in B.C. These include glulam columns and beams, cross-laminated timber and […]

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Nov 22
2013

Canada: Drug And Alcohol Testing: Safety vs. Privacy – Safety Wins For Now

Christopher McHardy Random alcohol and drug testing causes irreparable harm to privacy interests, but not allowing it creates a risk of even greater irreparable harm to safety. That was the decision reached by an Arbitrator who was asked by a union to make an interim order to prevent the employer from implementing its new testing […]

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Nov 11
2013

Ontario Public Affairs Update – Fall Economic Statement

Construction Issues Raised in Ontario 2013 Fall Economic Update On Thursday, the Ontario government released its Fall Economic Statement, an opportunity for the government to update its fiscal and economic plan and announce new measures. Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced the current outlook for Ontario’s 2013-14 deficit of $11.7 billion, unchanged from the May 2013 […]

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