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"Dated" MOL Information Related To Same Workplace Not "Obviously Relevant" To Guarding Charge, Court Finds
In a recent Ontario decision regarding the Crown's obligation to disclose documents in an Occupational Health and Safety Act prosecution, the Court held that the prosecution did not have an obligation to disclose to the...
19 Sep 2019
Ontario MOL Inspections For Suspended Access Equipment In Construction Sector
As part of the Ontario Ministry of Labour's Construction Sector Compliance Plan 2019-2020, from August 6, 2019 until September 27, 2019, Ministry of Labour Inspectors will be conducting "focused
19 Sep 2019
A Guide To Myanmar Labour Policies
Under section 5(a) of the Employment and Skills Development Law 2013, companies must enter into written employment contracts with all its employees within 30 days of employment
30 Jul 2019
Government Consultation: "Health Is Everyone's Business"
The government has launched a consultation on ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill-health-related job loss in the UK.
24 Jul 2019
Developments In Disability Discrimination
There are three elements to the definition of disability for the purposes of employment law. To be considered a disability for the purposes of the 2010 Act a condition ...
18 Jun 2019
Mental Health Awareness In The Workplace – What Can Employers Do?
Recent research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has revealed that mental ill-health is now the leading cause of long-term sickness absence for more than one in five organisations in the UK.
18 Jun 2019
UK Employment Law Round-Up – December 2018
In this issue we look at some of the key employment law developments that have taken place over the past month. In particular, we examine: the benefits and pitfalls for employers who want to move to smart working; tips for employers on running
28 May 2019
Employment Alert - May 2019
On January 1, 2020, the personnel delegates (DP), the works council (CE), the health, safety and working conditions committee (CHSCT) or the sole personnel delegation (DUP) will be replaced by a single institution.
22 May 2019
New Report Highlights The Impact Of Menopause On Working Women
A new report, commissioned by Health & Her, has highlighted the impact of menopause on women aged between 50 and 64.
17 May 2019
Amendment To The Labor Law And Legislation Covering Day Laborers
On April 19, 2019, the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 26/2019 (Ordinance), amending the legislation regarding day laborers and providing additional days off for women undergoing in vitro fertilization, was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force.
14 May 2019
International Workers' Memorial Day – A Good Time To Review Health And Safety Policies
Sunday 28 April marks 2019's International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD), where we remember workers who have lost their lives through their employment, and look to the future to ensure
10 May 2019
Alberta Court Of Appeal Confirms That Directors May Be Held Personally Liable For Injuries Sustained In A Workplace Incident
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of directors' personal liability for injuries sustained in a workplace incident.
7 May 2019
Appeal Court Refuses To Reinstate Jail Sentence … This Time
In the thousands of OHSA prosecutions that have occurred in Ontario history, defendants have been jailed fewer than two dozen times.
8 Apr 2019
EU Clarification: Worker Minimum Holiday Pay Cannot Be Reduced To Reflect Short-Time Working
Most of the case law surrounding the calculation of statutory holiday pay is concerned with what elements of pay are to be included. Hein v. Albert Holzkamm
European Union
6 Feb 2019
Alberta Bans Mandatory High Heels In The Workplace
Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Alberta can no longer require workers to wear footwear that may pose a health or safety risk to workers.
10 Jan 2019
More Legislative Changes Coming With Bill 66
Employers would still be required to enter into written agreements with employees to have employees work excess hours and to average overtime hours worked.
18 Dec 2018
Government Framework For Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: What Is Expected Of Employers?
Following the 2017 Thriving at Work Review, the government has developed a framework to support large employers with recording and voluntarily reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing.
11 Dec 2018
The More Things Change… Ford Government Rolls Back Bill 148
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47—the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018—received royal assent. Bill 47 makes numerous amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA),
27 Nov 2018
WSIB Fraud Requires A Wilful Act, Like Tax Evasion, Appeal Court Decides
The WSIB must prove that a worker intended to obtain WSIB benefits to which he or she was not entitled, when it charges a worker with "wilfully failing to inform the Board of a material change", the Ontario Court of Appeal has decided.
21 Nov 2018
Dismissal Of Pilot With Anxiety-Related Sickness Absences Held To Be Procedurally Unfair
In Matthew Guest v. Flybe Limited, the Birmingham Employment Tribunal considered whether the dismissal of a pilot who had various anxiety-related sickness absences was fair and found that it was not.
20 Nov 2018
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