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26 Oct Ontario Government Announces Labour & Employment Reforms (26 Oct 2018)

On October 23, 2018, the PC government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (“Bill 47”). If passed, Bill 47 will repeal a number of changes made by the Liberal government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”). While Bill 148 provided some much-needed protection for...

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19 Oct Legal Recreational Cannabis – What Employers Should Know

Posted 19 October 2018 With recreational cannabis consumption now legal in Ontario many employers have expressed concerns about employees using cannabis while on duty and the risks that could stem from cannabis use in the workplace. While legal recreational cannabis consumption represents a significant change to Canada’s...

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19 Oct PERSONAL EMERGENCY LEAVE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Update: Please note that on October 23, 2018 the PC government introduced legislation (Bill 47) that would repeal the Personal Emergency Leave provisions of the ESA.  This means that the analysis below will have implications for any existing grievances and claims that arise up to...

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10 Oct DEC 10, 2018 – RDSP WORKSHOP

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) & Wills and Estates Monday, December 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30pm Attendees will learn about two topics at this workshop! The Registered Disability Savings Plan can help you save for the future. If you or someone you know has a disability and...

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10 Oct Government Provides Further Explanation on Cannabis Regulation in Ontario

Posted: 10 October 2018 Several days after tabling Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government updated its explanatory note on cannabis legalization in the province (see https://www.ontario.ca/page/cannabis-legalization). The note makes clear that, on October 17, 2018, smoking or vaping  cannabis - for medical or recreational purposes...

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05 Oct Labour News Update

Posted: 5 October 2018 It seems that every day there is a new piece of labour news to keep those of us in human services hopping. This last week was no exception with the PC “Government For the People” announcing their intentions in relation to employment...

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17 Aug Summer Newsletter: Legal Updates and Firm News

Posted: 17 August 2018 Pressing Updates  July 31, 2018, ODSP change reversal, cuts to social assistance, and cancellation of the basic income pilot Canadian Association for Community Living Senate Committee submissions on the RDSP and the Disability Tax Credit Employment and labour law developments in the DS Sector Advocacy...

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21 Jun Upcoming Changes to ODSP!

Posted: 21 June 2018 Ontario residents with disabilities can expect to see major changes to the Regulations [1] under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act [2] (the “Regulations”) in the months to come. These changes – outlined in prospective amendments to the Regulations and the government’s proposals in...

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