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More Accessible Workplaces

In Canada it is illegal to discriminate against someone in society or in the workplace based on their physical or mental disability. This right is enshrined in various pieces of federal and provincial jurisdiction and includes human rights and specific accessibility laws in various provinces and territories. At the federal level there a number of laws governing this issue include the Charter or Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act. But governments do not just mandate accessibility they also help employers and companies make their workplaces more accessible.



Outsourcing Your HR Solutions
Should you consider outsourcing some of your human resource functions? Thousands of Canadian companies already do, most reporting great results.


Employment Gains continue as Canada Reopens
The Canadian labour market added 94,000 positions in July, bringing total employment within 1.3 per cent of pre-pandemic levels. However the number of people unemployed for a year or more account for more than two-third of long-term unemployment, the highest on record.


Can Employers Require Employees to be Vaccinated?
The biggest questions that I have been receiving from clients in the last two months is whether they can require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Fed. Gov’t. to Require Vaccination of Federal Workforce and Federally Regulated Transportation Sector

Canadian Office Leasing Market Showed Early Signs of Recovery in Second Quarter of 2021

Minister Ng reaffirms Canada's Commitment to Fighting Racism and Discrimination

Fed. Gov’t. Highlights Support for c. 1,300 projects under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

Pharmacies Ready to Provide Rapid Covid-19 Tests to Small and Medium Employers



 

    News

BC: Minister‘s Statement on July Labour Force Survey Results

BC: Have Your Say on Province’s Permanent Paid Sick Leave

BC: Investing in Skills Training for Workers

AB: Rural Infrastructure Projects Create Alberta Jobs

AB: July Job Numbers: Statement from Minister Schweitzer

SK: Engagement Begins on Occupational Health and Safety Provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act

MB: Province Invests in Skilled Trades Training for Indigenous Women, Supports Post-pandemic Job Growth and Economic Recovery

MB: Province Creates a Strong Pension Framework for Manitobans

ON: Ontario Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers

This Month
viewpoints
Manage Your Own Mental Health
If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic, it’s the importance of managing our own mental health.

features
Outsourcing Your HR Solutions
Should you consider outsourcing some of your human resource functions?
Creating a More Accessible Workplace
What does an employer actually have to do to make their workplace accessible?


law
Student Awarded Almost $200,000 for Wrongful Dismissal
The employer’s behaviour was “disproportionate and bullying,” a judge said.
Global Payroll Found to Be Yardstick for Severance Entitlements
A court overturned an arbitration decision that severance entitlements should be based only on a company’s Ontario payroll.
Discrimination Claim Dismissed Because Workers Were Subcontractors
A flooring company was not subject to human rights legislation because it was not the employer.”

strategies
Pandemic Learning Loss Affecting Adults Just as Much as Children
It's not just children being affected by learning loss; adults are being impacted as well.
Employment Gains continue as Canada Reopens for the Summer
Here's a quick take on the employment gains so far, and what Canadians can expect moving forward.

Shop Talk
Over 60% of Small- and Medium-sized Canadian Businesses Making Vaccinations Mandatory
Employers need to balance health and safety legal duties with employee's privacy and human rights protections
Can Employers Require Employees to be Vaccinated?
The biggest question that I have been receiving from clients in the last two months is whether they can require employees to be vaccinated.



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