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Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Establishes Shared Health Services Agency for LHINs

The Ontario government has filed a new regulation under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (Act) to further support recent reforms to the province’s frontline healthcare service delivery model. Now in effect, O. Reg. 456/16 formally establishes the “Health Shared Services Ontario” Agency (Agency) pursuant to the regulatory powers set out in section 39…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Post-Retirement Benefits Changes Affecting Members of the Ontario Public Service

On November 11, 2016 the government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) reached an agreement regarding post-retirement benefits (PRBs) for members of the OPSEU Pension Plan. The Ontario government subsequently announced that the terms of that agreement would be extended to members of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), subject to…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Regulation Filed for Personal Emergency Leave in Auto Sector

On November 21, 2016, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 370/16, amending O. Reg. 502/06 (Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries – Automobile Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Manufacturing, Automobile Parts Warehousing and Automobile Marshalling) made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). O. Reg. 370/16 adds section 4, “personal emergency leave,” to O. Reg. 502/06…

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WSIB Rate Framework Approved

On November 14, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) approved its new Rate Framework which fundamentally changes the way the WSIB classifies Schedule 1 employers and sets their premium rates. The Rate Framework has a targeted implementation date of January 2019. On the same date, the Board of…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Proposes Creation of Employer “Health and Safety Management Systems” under OHSA

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, omnibus legislation that would, among other things, amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to provide for the establishment of employer “health and safety management systems.” Specifically, the amendments would: define “health and safety management…

Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Proposes Significant Overhaul of Pension Regulatory Framework

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, omnibus legislation that would, among other things: enact the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Act, 2016 to establish a new framework for the creation of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), replacing both…