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Author Archive - Clear Path Employer Services

Clear Path Employer Services is a team of certified HR consultants and medical professionals dedicated to resolving the human resources and claims management challenges facing businesses across Ontario. The company was founded in 2003 by Anna Aceto-Guerin, a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) specializing in WSIB claims management and NEER cost containment, with a focus on return-to-work programs and acquiring SIEF cost relief for employers. Read more

Questioning the results of best and worst places to be a woman report

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives made national headlines last month when they released their “Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2015” report. This provocative report ranks Canada’s 25 largest cities on the following five criteria: Economic Security, Education, Leadership, Health, and Personal Security.

 

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HR lessons from the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

It is true that business is not a sport. But there are many parallels behind the coaching, training, motivating and learning involved in international sporting events, like the upcoming 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto, and the dynamics of today’s successful workplaces.

 

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Divergent movie raises interesting HR questions

Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series, opened last April and hoped to make a big splash at the box office. Based on the books by Veronica Roth, the series depicts a dystopian future where young people are forced to survive crazy situations created by adults. What makes the Divergent series interesting for HR professionals and business owners, especially when compared to similar teen-friendly fare like The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, is the fact that its story-lines echo a number of issues relevant to today’s workplaces.

 

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How to have success with WSIB SIEF cost relief

Most employers know that WSIB-related costs can be very expensive. However, not everyone knows about cost relief programs offered by the Board. We asked Anna Aceto-Guerin for some insights into successfully acquiring SIEF cost relief.

 

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Should work be fun?

Did you know that January 28th was National Fun at Work Day?

 

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Avoid workplace holiday horror stories

Here are a few suggestions on how to keep the busy holiday season a safe and enjoyable one at your workplace.

 

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Case against making Remembrance Day a statutory holiday

This year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th will surely be even more poignant than usual. With recent events, such as the attack on Ottawa’s Parliament buildings, and the tragic deaths of soldiers Patrice Vincent in Quebec and Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, emotions are running high.

 

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WSIB statements for complex organizations

Most Ontario businesses think their WSIB NEER statement is complicated. They’re right, but consider the statements for larger organizations or those with complex structures that have an organizational statement or multiple NEER statements?

 

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Hire like a freak

What if there was a way you could get the wrong candidates to de-select themselves for you?

 

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Reasons to object to a workers’ compensation claim

Objecting to the validity of a Workers’ Compensation (WSIB) claim or to a decision made by the Board is an important part of effective claims management. Not doing this level of due diligence can be extremely costly for your organization.

 

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Employers’ perspective on recent WSIB headlines

There has been a flurry of articles and editorials in recent weeks regarding changes at the WSIB, many of them critical of what they see as an “anti-worker agenda.”

 

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Is an employer’s duty to accommodate becoming too much?

After a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling, employers are now faced with the responsibility of accommodating employee requests relating to childcare – providing it does not cause the employer undue hardship. This is the first time a ruling seems to clarify what employers’ obligations are when it comes to accommodation based on family status under human rights legislation. But is this too much for employers?

 

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Workplace violence & harassment: A policy is not enough!

Last month brought some tragic reminders of the reality of workplace violence and harassment and the obligations that employers have under Occupational Health and Safety Act).

 

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HR in the news: From unpaid internships to alcohol testing policies

It seems a lot of heated HR issues have begun to resurface in the news recently. From the accommodation of medical marijuana to the legality of unpaid internships, these are some issues that have been plaguing HR professionals in recent years.

 

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Let’s review: AODA public feedback now open

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) aims to make the province of Ontario fully accessible for people with disabilities by 2025. Since the AODA became law in 2005, Ontario has established accessibility standards for customer service, information and communications, employment, transportation, and the built environment: design of public spaces. There are currently two separate reviews of Ontario’s accessibility laws underway:

 

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