The vice-chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board confirmed that when an employer failed to pay vacation pay in a timely manner, the employer violated the Employment Standards Act. In addition, it confirmed that the employer is obliged to pay wages to an employee even if the employee refuses to give the employer his or her social insurance number.
When the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council/Standards Development Committee was formed in 2013, one of its first orders of business was to review the Customer Service Standard as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). The council has proposed several changes to the Customer Service Standard and is asking interested stakeholders for feedback.
After an employee allegedly complained of harassing conduct by his superior and was dismissed, he filed a reprisal complaint under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The alternate chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board who heard the complaint ruled that the employer did not engage in a reprisal because the reasons for the dismissal had nothing to do with the termination. In addition, the employee’s harassment complaints were all concerned with his boss’s management style and were never formalized.