Dear Friends, We are back with another edition of Reaching Out. As we go to press, Sean Reginio reminds us that the Ontario Court of Appeal is hearing arguments this week in the government’s appeal of the decision that struck down Bill 124 as unconstitutional. Stay tuned for future updates. It is possible this may…
Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021, amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to introduce a new licensing regime for temporary help agencies (THAs) and recruiters that operate in Ontario. We reviewed Bill 27 in detail in previous editions of the FTR Now on October 26, 2021 and again on December 1, 2021. The…
This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from case law and best practices for investigating workplace incidents
Provided strategic advice to school board clients during in-camera board meetings, and to municipal clients during closed-session council meetings.
Successfully represented several municipal clients in WSIB hearings involving entitlement to benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders and other designated workers, chronic mental stress and traumatic mental stress.
Managing WSIB claims has become increasingly complex. Many issues are impacting employers’ WSIB costs, including unsuccessful return-to-work efforts, complicated injuries, psychological conditions, pre-existing conditions and a lack of monitoring and progress. In this workshop, attendees will learn proactive and effective strategies to manage some of the most common and difficult issues that arise in WSIB claims, with a view to mitigating their costs and reducing their risks.
For human resources professionals tasked with maintaining workplace labour relations, navigating an organization’s grievance and arbitration process can present unique challenges—particularly if you aren’t yet familiar with key aspects and strategic considerations along the way.
This hands-on workshop has been designed to equip both new and more experienced members of your labour relations team with the skills necessary to prepare a case for grievance arbitration.
WSIB claims for mental stress conditions pose unique challenges for employers. Join us as we discuss best practices for effectively managing mental stress claims, with a view to mitigating costs and working toward successful resolution of claims in the workplace.
Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces. From administering an attendance management plan, to dealing with chronic absenteeism, to terminating an employee’s employment for failure to report to work, employers are often treading cautiously so as not to infringe on an employee’s privacy or human rights.
As we reported previously, paid infectious disease emergency leave (Paid IDEL) ended on March 31, 2023. On April 28, 2023, the Ontario government updated its guidelines regarding when eligible employers can apply for reimbursement payments.