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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Employer on the hook for outstanding wages

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.

Proposed AODA customer service changes

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.

Harassment complaint was not the reason for termination, thus reprisal complaint dismissed

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.

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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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