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PSFA Regulations Filed (Hiring Practices and Sick Leave Provisions 2012-2013)

On September 12, 2012, sections 1 through 19 (inclusive) and 21 of the Putting Students First Act, 2012 (”PSFA”) were proclaimed in force. The restraint period applies retroactively, as outlined in the Act. On that date, the Ontario government filed a new regulation under the Education Act with respect to hiring practices. It is important…

New PSFA Regulation Filed – Deductions From Wages

On September 21, 2012, the Ontario government filed a new regulation under the Putting Students First Act, 2012. O. Reg. 282/12 (Orders to Reimburse Boards – Deductions From Wages) applies with respect to the deduction, under subsection 9 (6) of the PSFA, from an employee’s wages for amounts the employee is required to reimburse to…

Federal Government Introduces Helping Families in Need Act

On September 20, 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C-44, the Helping Families in Need Act, legislation that would, if passed, amend (among other things) both the Employment Insurance Act (“EI Act”) and the Canada Labour Code as follows: the EI Act will provide for a new specified sickness benefit for parents receiving EI parental…

Family Caregiver Leave Bill Passes Second Reading, Referred to Committee

On September 6, 2012, Bill 30, Family Caregiver Leave Act (Employment Standards Amendment), 2011 carried at Second Reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. As previously reported, Bill 30 would, if passed, amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to create Family Caregiver Leave. The leave would be available to all full-time,…

Proposed Teacher Bargaining Legislation Passes Second Reading, Referred to Committee

On September 5, 2012, Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, 2012, carried at Second Reading and was ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. For background information on the Putting Students First Act, please see our FTR Now of August 20, 2012, “Ontario to Introduce Sweeping Legislation Concerning School Board Bargaining.”  

Changes to Proposed Legislation on Teacher Bargaining

On August 27, 2012, the Ontario Legislative Assembly resumed, and the government introduced Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, 2012. The government has made a number of changes to the original draft of the Bill that was released on August 16, 2012, including a key change to the proposed regulation-making powers about the imposition of…

Ontario Introduces Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, 2012

On August 27, 2012, the Ontario Legislative Assembly resumed, and the government introduced Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, 2012. The government has made a number of changes to the original draft of the Bill that was first introduced on August 16, 2012. We are in the process of reviewing the proposed legislation. For background…

Putting Students First Act to be Introduced August 27, Legislature Recalled

The Ontario government announced that the Legislature has been recalled for August 27, 2012 to permit the introduction of the government’s Putting Students First Act Bill. As previously reported, the government first released a draft of the Putting Students First Act on August 16, 2012, legislation that would, if passed, impose a two-year freeze on…

Federal Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

On June 29, 2012, Bill C-38, Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, received Royal Assent. Bill C-38 is omnibus legislation intended to give effect to certain key initiatives outlined in the federal government’s Budget 2012. For more information about Bill C-38, see our April 27, 2012 blog post and our FTR Now, “Federal Budget 2012…