Posts written in : March 2014

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Mar 31
2014

Tie-Off Violation Gets Employee Fired For Cause

For more information, visit our Occupational Health & Safety Law blog at www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com   Read original article here:    Mondaq Business Briefing Canada: Zero-Tolerance Safety Absolute Upheld: One Tie-Off Violation Gets Employee Fired For Cause Adrian Miedema   Zero-tolerance safety rules, often called “Life Saving Rules”, “Cardinal Safety Rules” or “Safety Absolutes”, are becoming more common […]

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Mar 31
2014

News Release – Updating Ontario’s Construction Laws

Province to Launch Independent Review of the Construction Lien Act March 28, 2014 1:00 p.m.Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is taking action to support a strong construction industry by committing to review the Construction Lien Act. The government is responding to feedback from public hearings on Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, which identified […]

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Mar 18
2014

Save the Date: The Project Management Conference, Construction Law Best Practices, Building Envelope Forum 2014

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE – PROJECT SUCCESS May 6, 2014 @ Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites Gain the essential building blocks to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies for effective project managers and team leaders. The full day qualifies for 7 CEU hours under Category A PDUs. What You Will Learn: The key fundamentals in how to […]

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Mar 14
2014

Director’s Message from the Office of the Employer Adviser

The WSIB has released the long awaited Doug Stanley Report. This report, entitled PRICING FAIRNESS: A Deliverable Framework for Fairly Allocating WSIB Insurance Costs, recommends broad changes to the current WSIB funding system. The direct impacts on employers will be a new classification system, and a new experience rating model. The classification system is modelled […]

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Mar 4
2014

Helmets to Hardhats Celebrate their Best Month Ever

January has been the best month ever, with 29 vets being successfully placed into apprenticeships and employment opportunities! As such, this reflects the improvements in the increased registration of individual union locals, as well as greater number of opportunities being posted. As this continues to improve the team will be seeking to welcome more of […]

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Mar 3
2014

Public Policy Update — Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak Won’t Put “Right-to-Work” in Upcoming Election Platform

Ontario PC Party Leader Tim Hudak announced last week that his party’s platform for the expected spring election would not contain proposals to change the Rand Formula. Over the past few years, Mr Hudak had spoken frequently, and issued a White Paper describing the need for “Right-to-Work” legislation that would allow workers in a unionized […]

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