It is important to stay informed about employment legislation and hiring trends. That iswhy we have compiled a wealth of information to keep you on top of the latest changes in the labour market, and human resources standards, as well as other employment news.

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Healthy & Safety Check List

The Ministry of Labour has prepared a Health and Safety Checklist to assist workplace parties in understanding their Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) obligations.

As noted in the document, the checklist should not replace the OHSA. The official version of the legislation should be referenced for regulations.

This checklist does not constitute legal advice. Ensuring compliance with the official legislation is the responsibility of workplace parties.

Click to access Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1.


Anti-Spam Legislation

New Anti-Spam Legislation will be in effect on July 1st, 2014.


In an effort to reduce the harmful effects of spam and related threats to electronic commerce towards a safer and more secure online marketplace, the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has implemented new legislation.

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation is intended to better protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.

In order to comply with Canada's anti-spam legislation, There are 3 simple rules to follow when sending Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs):

Learn more about the legislation by clicking here.


Minimum Wage Increase

Effective October 1st, 2016, the General Minimum Wage increased from $11.25/hour to $11.40/hour.


Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne, reports on the increase in the following statement:

"Increasing the minimum wage will help improve the standard of living for hardworking people across the province, while ensuring that businesses have the predictability necessary to plan for the future.”

While some argue that the minimum wage is not high enough, others feel that it is a step in the right direction.

Click here for more information about the Minimum Wage.


Bill 168 - Workplace Violence And Workplace Harassment


The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) was amended on June 15, 2010 (Bill 168) to deal with workplace violence and harassment.

Every workplace in Ontario with more than 5 employees is required to:

• Develop policies to deal with workplace violence and workplace harassment
• Implement programs and provide training on policies
• Review policies on an annual basis

To review legislation related to Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment, click here.


Bill 160 - Amendments to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act

Bill 160 amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and significantly changes the regulation of occupational health and safety in Ontario including:

To hear a summary of the amendents to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act through Bill 160, click here. More on Bill 160 here.



Adult CPR Method

Please take the time to view the link below that provides details on how to perform Adult CPR. Please note that this method of CPR is only recommended for adults and there are still some exceptions when there is a drowning. The purpose of this video is to provide knowledge in the event you are in an emergency situation and are required to perform CPR. Under the Good Samaritan Act anyone who performs CPR is not liable for damages that might be caused as a result of CPR. If there is someone in the immediate area that is certified in CPR please allow this person to perform CPR and they can rely on you as back up.

Protection from liability:
2. (1) Despite the rules of common law, a person described in subsection (2) who voluntarily and without reasonable expectation of compensation or reward provides the services described in that subsection is not liable for damages that result from the person’s negligence in acting or failing to act while providing the services, unless it is established that the damages were caused by the gross negligence of the person. 2001, c. 2, s. 2 (1).

New, simpler CPR method. No mouth to mouth required. Certification is not required. View link.



Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)


One in seven people in Ontario have a disability. Over the next 20 years, that number will rise as the population ages.

Creating a province where every person who lives or visits can participate fully makes good sense — for people, businesses and communities.

That is why Ontario is being made accessible to all.

Find out what you need to do to make your business or workplace accessible by clicking here.

More on accessibility here.


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) oversees Ontario's workplace safety education and training system, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work.


Employment Standards Act of Ontario


Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace. The Act establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards, and it provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily.


Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Services for Businesses

Links to information about the programs and services offered to those starting or operating a business in Canada.


Human Resources Management (Government of Canada)

A one-stop information source for your human resources management needs, including information from government and non-government sources.

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