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Changes to police record checks to come into force

Effective November 1, 2018, Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act to eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment, education and volunteer opportunities resulting from the inappropriate release of non-conviction or mental health information disclosed during a police record check.

Public holiday pay calculations will change (again) effective July 1, 2018

On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation 375/18 under the Employment Standards Act to temporarily change how public holidays are to be paid and calculated. In essence, the government is reverting back to the old formula that was in place before the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) came into force January 1, 2018.

MOL updates impairment and workplace health and safety guide

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has updated its online Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety guide in light of the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018, and new Ontario legislation has been updated regarding the distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis in the province.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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