News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Jun 18
2015

Reviewer’s Update May 2015 | Supporting Skilled Trades in Ontario

Reposted from the Dean Review 2014 – 2015. You can find the original post here.  The review team is now wrapping up the consultations and still meeting people and organizations on a daily basis through the next couple of weeks.  We are benefiting from thoughtful advice and information which will directly inform our thinking and the content […]

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Posted:
May 22
2015

What’s New (May 2015 newsletter from the Ministry of Labour)

May 2015 | Issue #60 Ontario Holding Public Consultations to Strengthen Labour Laws Ontario is moving forward with public consultations on issues and trends that affect workers and employers across the province in the modern workplace. Public consultations about how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 could be amended to keep […]

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Posted:
Apr 24
2015

NTCCC and CCA Meet Over Prompt Payment

by RICHARD GILBERT  Reposted from the Daily Commercial News Apr 20, 2015 The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) is urging the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to take a policy position on prompt payment, while voicing concerns about their involvement with legislation on the same subject in Ontario. “Although they haven’t taken an official position on […]

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Posted:
Apr 16
2015

IMPACT – Courses for Contractors

Safety Trained Supervisor Construction® (STSC) Train-the-Trainer Program – Jim Kegebein CONT 14 (July 11, 2015) Project Leadership and Project Management – Rick Reese, FMI CONT 6 (July 13-14, 2015) Understanding Your Construction Contract – Cindy Menches, Ph.D. CONT 12 (July 13-14, 2015) Job Profits Program – Rick Reese, FMI CONT 9 (July 15, 2015) Technology […]

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Posted:
Apr 6
2015

Canada: It’s Never Okay – Ontario Government Takes Firm Stance To End Sexual Harassment And Violence

  Provided by:   Mondaq Business Briefing by Andrew Cogswell / March 30, 2015 Monday In Ontario, all employers must take steps to prevent and react to harassment and violence in the workplace. Part III.0.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to prepare and annually review policies with respect to both workplace violence and […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2015

Don’t Fall! New Training Requirements for Workers Working at Heights

Brought to you by : Carissa Tanzola & Iouri Vorobiev –  Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers March 2015 In an attempt to elevate the profile and importance of preventing falls from heights in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act has been amended to […]

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Posted:
Mar 25
2015

WHAT’S NEW | March 2015 | Issue #58

Brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Labour(For current or past issues of ‘Whats new’ visit the Ministry of Labour’s website here.) Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1, 2015. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, homeworkers, students,etc.) are […]

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