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Quebec’s occupational health, safety legislation must modernize to stay competitive: report

As Quebec updates its occupational health and safety legislation, Morneau Shepell is calling for the province to ensure the update stays true to the fundamental principles on which the regime was conceived, while keeping it competitive with other provinces. The company recently released a report on Bill 59, the act to modernize the legislation, and […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
NDP motion calls for transitioning CERB into guaranteed basic income

A member of parliament from the New Democratic Party is introducing a motion to convert the Canada Emergency Response Benefit into a guaranteed livable basic income. The motion from Leah Gazan, the representative for Winnipeg Centre, is calling on the government to introduce legislation and work with provincial and territorial governments and Indigenous peoples to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 14, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:10
How will Canada Labour Code changes affect employers?

On Sept. 1, federally regulated employers will see the impact of several changes to the Canada Labour Code, including the new right for employees to request flexible working arrangements, as well as new leaves and other measures supporting workplace flexibility. “The changes to the code . . . will support employees in achieving better work-life […]

Northwest Territories considering legislated domestic violence leave

The Northwest Territories is considering adding domestic violence leave legislation to its Employment Standards Act. “We have not yet determined what a potential domestic violence leave provision might include,” says Cherish Winsor, senior communications advisor at the government of the Northwest Territories. “The federal government’s plans to introduce changes to leave provisions under the Canada Labour Code […]

Canadian labour standards not keeping up with changing workplaces, says government

The federal government has published its findings from nearly a year of consultations on federal labour standards with Canadian citizens, unions, labour organizations, employers, employer organizations and other stakeholders. “We heard one strong message throughout the consultations: the way Canadians work has changed, but federal labour standards have not,” said Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:15
Ontario’s response to workplace review includes paid personal leave

The Ontario government has responded to the Ministry of Labour’s report on workplace standards with a number of proposed changes, including introducing paid personal emergency leave for all employees, increasing minimum vacation entitlements and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “The economy has changed. Work has changed. It’s time our laws and protections […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:30
Ontario urged to consider minimum standard for health benefits

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour released a report today that makes 173 recommendations on provincial workplace standards, including employees’ entitlements to benefits. The report suggests numerous changes that would affect employers, says Craig Rix, a partner and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP in Toronto. “Employers will have to start thinking about how they can […]

  • By: Jann Lee
  • May 23, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 11:30