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24 Nov ESA Exemption Feedback Process – Share your perspective

New Extended Deadline Announced - January 1, 2018 The Ontario Government recently announced new opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback on proposed changes to certain exemptions to Ontario's employment and labour laws.  The proposed changes have profound implications for many stakeholders in the Disability and Developmental...

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18 Sep Bill 148 – New Changes to Ontario’s Employment and Labour Laws

On June 1, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which includes sweeping changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA).  Bill 148, also known as, the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017”. Over...

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12 Jun Sheltered Workshop Human Rights Application Settles

As you may be aware, the Community Living Sarnia-Lambton Human Rights Application related to its sheltered workshop was scheduled to be heard in early June.  Local news reports indicate that the parties have arrived at a confidential settlement. This application was filed by a participant in...

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14 Oct Ontario Budget Comes Up Short for ODSP Recipients

By now, you may have heard that the Ontario government announced a few changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  These changes include: Raising the asset limits from $5,000 to $40,000 for single individuals and from $7,500 to $50,000 for couples; Increasing the income exemption for...

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21 Sep Out-of-Country OHIP Applications

Ontarians who have valid OHIP coverage can request that an out of country medical treatment or service be covered by OHIP if that treatment or service is: Performed at a hospital or licensed health facility; and Not experimental or for research or for a survey; and Generally accepted...

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