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What is wage compression?
In Ontario, many refer to the impact of pay compression following the recent minimum wage increase, where a long-time employee now has to work with someone who was just hired two weeks ago and is already making the same wage.

Five new year’s resolutions for employers
Ontario employers can be forgiven for a lack of enthusiasm in ringing in 2018. Several significant employment standards changes and other employment issues are on the radar for 2018 and require attention and resolutions to address potential workplace issues.

Compliance with occupational health and safety regulations may not be good enough: So says Court of Appeal for Ontario
In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held it is possible to comply with all relevant regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and at the same time violate the general duty under the OHSA to take “every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.”

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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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