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Supreme Court of Canada: Federally Regulated Employers Only Need to Inspect Workplaces Under Their Control for Employees’ Safety

In a decision rendered just before the new year, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) clarified that federally regulated employers’ obligation to inspect workplaces for safety hazards only extends to parts of workplaces over which they have control. Most employers in Canada are provincially regulated, which means that they are subject to provincial legislation, such […]

Federal Employers be Prepared: Sweeping Changes to the Canada Labour Code are Coming into Force on September 1, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On June 13, 2019, the federal government proclaimed September 1, 2019 as the coming into force date for a number of amendments to the Canada Labour Code [Code]. The amendments were enacted by two pieces of federal legislation enacted since 2017, Bill C-63, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (“Bill […]

Changes to the Canada Labour Code

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]With Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, making its way through the Ontario legislature, provincially regulated employers will be required to contend with several serious changes to their workplaces as a result of the proposed amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000, and Labour Relations Act, 1995.