With the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines being administered in Canada, there is much chatter amongst employers and employees alike on whether an employer can make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory.
Occupational Health & Safety Act
In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher sentences for offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act where offenders’ conduct shows elevated “moral blameworthiness”.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 and the most recent changes to come into force from the Canada Labour Code.