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Cannabis in the workplace – what you need to know

It’s been a little over a year since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada. Many Canadian companies updated their policies on drug and alcohol use ahead of legalization—especially those with employees working in high-risk positions. But with cannabis edibles also legalized as of last month, many employers are still struggling to find a balance […]

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Do recent changes to the Employment Standards Act impact your business?

On April 3rd, the Ontario government passed ‘Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019’. Schedule 9 of the Bill makes amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) that should be noted by employers: Employment Standards Posters As an employer, you are no longer required to display the Employment Standards in Ontario poster in your […]

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Human Resource Update

Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 – Bill 148 On June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which proposed significant amendments to Ontario’s employment and labour legislation. On November 27, 2017, the Bill received Royal Assent; therefore, many employers will need to adjust their employment […]

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Ontario Minimum Wage Increases

As you may know, Ontario is increasing the general minimum wage rate on October 1st. This latest rate is the result of changes to legislation that was passed in 2014 to tie annual minimum wage increases to the province’s Consumer Price Index. General minimum wage increases from $11.40/hour to $11.60/hour. Student minimum wage increases from […]

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