Posts written in : December 2018

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Dec 20
2018

Ontario Ministry of Labour What’s New – December 2018

Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act On December 6, the government announced a number of legislative, regulatory and program changes, and it introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. If passed, Bill 66 would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995. There would also be a regulatory change under the Occupational […]

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Dec 20
2018

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor – Seismic Shift: Historic Changes to Ontario OHSA Take Effect

On December 14, 2017, Bill 177 and the most dramatic and far-reaching changes made to the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) in nearly 30 years took effect. The Ontario government has, amongst other things, tripled corporate fines and quadrupled individual fines. This article discusses the changes and analyzes the impetus for them and […]

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Posted:
Dec 20
2018

2019 State of the Industry and Outlook Conference

HOLD THE DATE Registration for the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s 2019 State of the Industry & Outlook Conference is opening soon. Please hold the following date and mark your calendars for this important industry conference. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, Room 206 255 Front Street West Toronto, ON Check our website and follow […]

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Dec 20
2018

Canada: The 5 Hottest Human Resources Questions About Cannabis

The holidays bring lots of holiday joy – and some holiday headaches for human resources professionals and employers. And this year’s legalization of recreational cannabis use is fuelling lots of HR questions. The hottest one of the season: do employers that offer alcohol at holiday work parties also have to offer cannabis? Here’s the answer […]

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Posted:
Dec 19
2018

Your Weekly Ontario Construction Report | December 17, 2018

Opportunity: Publicity for your business in the next issue. You can receive the media guide instantly here. This week’s Ontario Construction News – December 17, 2018 See the latest magazine issue here. Carpenters’ Union prepares fight against Bill 66 and loss of political influence in Ontario Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union, experiencing a loss of political influence and […]

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Posted:
Dec 19
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report | December 10

Opportunity: Publicity for your business in the next issue. You can receive the media guide instantly here. This week’s Ontario Construction News – December 10, 2018 See the latest magazine issue here. Ontario Construction Report: December issue published The December issues of Ontario Construction Report, GTA Construction Report and Ottawa Construction News have been published. You […]

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Posted:
Dec 19
2018

Government of Canada launches new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to help them get certified in Red Seal trades – apply today

News release December 11, 2018      Gatineau, Quebec       Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s prosperity depends on Canadians having the skills, training and experience they need to get good quality jobs and succeed in a changing economy. To help meet the increasing need for more workers in the trades, the Government of Canada is taking a […]

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Posted:
Dec 12
2018

COCA Newsletter – December 2018

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. New Government Moving Quickly Our new government has been productive during the fall 2018 session. A total of eight Government Bills have been passed since Doug Ford and his PC team took control of the provincial government. Those Bills […]

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Posted:
Dec 7
2018

Employer Drug and Alcohol Policies

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