The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a continuously evolving legislation with staggered compliance deadlines. This article is intended to address the aspects of the Act with which private or non-profit organizations with 50 or more employees (large organizations) must comply by January 1, 2014. (In PDF)
Following a seven-year hearing, an Ontario labour arbitrator just found that an employer’s response of termination for an employee’s significant absences without notifications due to mood problems and inability to deal with stress was not excessive. The employee did not qualify as having a mental health disability.
The earnings of Albertans will rise September 1, 2013, when the province increases minimum wage by approximately 20 cents per hour.