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AODA compliance update: January 1, 2014 requirements

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)

Excessive absence was not a result of disability but culpable absenteeism

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.

Current and upcoming minimum wage

The earnings of Albertans will rise September 1, 2013, when the province increases minimum wage by approximately 20 cents per hour.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
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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