Ontario, BC, Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia require proof of vaccination to participate in certain public activities. “Vaccination passport,” a term few of us had ever heard before the pandemic,
Be sure the incident reports you submit to the MOL list all the required information. New OHS incident reporting rules took effect in Ontario on July 1, 2021. Here’s a
The Province of Ontario has passed new Regulations to streamline reporting requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which will come into effect on July 1, 2021. Ontario Regulation 420
In a landmark decision in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670 (the "Decision"), the Superior Court of Justice recognized the common law tort of internet harassment-proclaiming itself the first common law court outside
The new resolution requirements are the toughest part of complying with Bill C-65. Arguably, the toughest challenge posed by the new federal Bill C-65 OHS regulations which take effect on
Revise your current policies and procedures to meet new federal requirements. Bill C-65, which officially takes effect on January 1, 2021, requires federally regulated employers to implement measures to prevent
What the OHS laws require you to do to prevent and respond to workplace harassment. The OHS laws of most jurisdictions require employers to take specific measures to protect workers
On October 20, 2020, Ontario introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 that, if passed, will prevent lawsuits relating to COVID-19 infections or exposure from being brought against
The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 has upended traditional work structures across Canada, forcing many Canadians to work from home for the foreseeable future. As a result, many who earn
What the new rules require and the 3 things you should do to comply. Since the reopening process began, regulatory authorities across Canada have made it clear that employers may
The to-do list you must complete by January 1, 2021 to comply with Bill C-65 Employers who are federally regulated have a long list of things to do to ensure
How much you pay for an OHS offence may depend on where in Canada you commit it. Getting hit with a fine isn’t the only way OHS offences can take
Expand your workplace violence hazard assessment to include harassment—especially if you’re federally regulated. Performing a workplace violence hazard assessment has become part of what it takes it to run an
It’s been 2 years since Canada officially legalized recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018. Of course, while the product might now be legal, using or being impaired by it while
Testing positive for cannabis doesn’t necessarily prove worker was high on the job. One of the thorniest issues in workplace drug testing law is the probative value of a positive
Memo to Federally Regulated Employers: Your Unpaid Internship Program May Now Be Illegal The unpaid internship has become an endangered species, especially for companies subject to federal employment regulation, i.e.,
Don't use genetic information to make hiring and employment decisions. POLICY STATEMENT In recognition of the fact that genetic information about individuals is irrelevant to their current ability to work,
Genetic screening of job applicants & employees can get you into serious legal trouble . Before COVID-19, genetic testing from companies like 23andMe was probably the hottest thing in consumer
Where courts draw the line between OHS enforcement powers and physical assault Like other government enforcement officials, OHS and environmental inspectors may use a limited degree of force to perform
The focus of this complex case involving literally a dozen legal issues was the enforceability of a unilaterally-implemented hospital policy requiring safety-sensitive employees to disclose “substance use disorders”
The union cried foul when a food distribution company adopted a new security policy allowing for random searches of employees in storage areas and asked the arbitrator to issue an order to “stay,”
A booking agent claimed she began receiving unwanted sexual attention from her boss, the sole owner of the company, 2 weeks into her employment.
A garbage truck backed into a power pole causing a power outage at a nearby plant.
Four female employees who claimed they were sexually assaulted by a floor manager sued their employer for failing to protect them. But before answering the complaint, the employer got the Sask.
After 2 pedestrian accidents, the City unilaterally imposed a new policy requiring transit system operators to undergo tests screening for cognitive impairments that may affect their ability to drive safely.
A city worker with a latex allergy sued 3 of her supervisors for disability discrimination and claimed they targeted her for elimination when she complained about the latex balloons in the office.
A union office worker with head, neck and shoulder problems claimed that her ex-employer discriminated by refusing to get her ergonomic office furniture.
“Get it through your thick skull. . .” “This may be your last rodeo cowboy” These remarks allegedly made by a college dean to a professor clearly crossed the line