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New significant health and safety penalties and on-the-spot tickets in Alberta intended to act as deterrent

Alberta’s Protection and Compliance Statutes Amendment Act, 2012 came into force on September 6, 2013. What does this mean for employers? Section 40 in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding new administrative penalties and on the spot fines is now effective.

 

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Nova Scotia proposes new OHS administrative penalty system

In January, 2010, Nova Scotia introduced an administrative penalties regime through regulations made pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This system has been controversial since its inception and the Nova Scotia Government has recently proposed significant changes.

 

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HRLaw: End of the year wrap up and other legislative changes effective January 1, 2013

Several changes to pension, employment standards, payroll and other legal requirements are coming into force January 1, 2013 or later. Below you will find brief summaries, listed by jurisdiction, of some of the important changes employers need to know about and prepare for: (The post is now updated and includes the new AODA Built environment requirements coming into force January 1, 2013).

 

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Slaw: Occupational health and safety administrative penalties and the defence of due diligence

A recent case from Nova Scotia raises some interesting points around the defence of due diligence in administrative penalty cases for health and safety cases.

 

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