Human Resources Legislative Update

The Ontario government has posted the following two proposed amendments to regulations made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which pertain to automobile manufacturers and to construction firms which undertake construction projects on behalf of owners of automobile manufacturing plants

Human Resources Legislative Update

As we previously reported, the Ontario government introduced Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2016 (Bill 89), omnibus legislation repealing the current Child and Family Services Act, and enacting new legislation in its place. Bill 89 received Royal Assent on June 1, but is not yet in force. Certain amendments to the…

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Change is coming to your current service delivery model. Legislation recently proposed by the Ontario government to repeal and replace the Child and Family Services Act will enhance existing accountability and compliance rules…

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On July 9, 2010, the Federal Court issued a very significant judgment on the scope of the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA“). In State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2010 FC 736 (CanLII), the Court held that PIPEDA does not apply to a collection,…

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On May 27, 2009 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued an OPC Guideline Document: “Guidance on Covert Video Surveillance in the Private Sector”. The Guideline Document outlines the Commissioner’s recommendations to private sector organizations engaging in covert surveillance in the course of commercial activity, as well as to federally regulated employers engaging…