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Dec 19, 2017

Bill 177 Receives Royal Assent On December 14, 2017 with Immediate Impacts to Employer Obligations Under The OHSA And WSIA

Bill 177- Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act made significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and to the Workpl...

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Nov 30, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Bill 148 Passes Last Hurdle with Further Significant Amendments Proclaimed into Law

Bill 148 – the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017.  This controversial legislation has b...

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Nov 28, 2017

By Rob Boswell

STRONGER, FAIRER ONTARIO ACT? Bill 177 Will Exponentially Increase Maximum Fines under OHSA and Broaden Mental Health Claims under WSIA

BS Good Letterhead (00054227.DOCX;1) On November 14, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Mea...

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Sep 28, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Court of Appeal Overturns Jail Time for Directors on Guilty Plea for OHSA Violations

Karen Fields of CCPartners was recently successful in an appeal on behalf of R. v. New Mex Canada Inc., B. Purba and R. Saini, in which fines from ...

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Jun 15, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Heads Up! Quebec Court Rules that Sikh Workers’ Human Rights were Not Violated by Mandatory Hard Hat Policy

Quebec Superior Court Justice André Prévost recently dismissed a claim by three Sikh men against their respective employers for refus...

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May 18, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Government Releases its “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care” Report

On August 20, 2015, we reported on the Ontario Government’s intention to elevate violence prevention for health care workers.  On May ...

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Mar 31, 2017

By Susan Crawford

April 1st Deadline for Working at Heights Training Requirements for Construction Projects Extended - for some

April 1, 2017 is the deadline date for workers to be trained on the working at heights (WAH) training requirements as set out in the Occupational H...

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Mar 30, 2017

Slow and Steady, Crown wasn’t Ready – OHSA Charges Stayed Due to Delay

In July of 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada revamped the framework around an accused person’s right to a speedy trial in the case R v. Jordan...

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Mar 16, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Occupational Health and Safety Updates

Critical Injury Clarified Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”), there are obligations to report injuries that occur in...

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Feb 2, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Unsafe Electrician Shocked when Court of Appeal Upheld his “For Cause” Termination

The Ontario Court of Appeal has thankfully upheld the termination for just cause of one Jerzy Wasinski, in a decision that should encourage employe...

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