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Enhanced compassionate care benefits
The federal government is proposing to increase financial support for individuals taking care of sick family members with a risk of dying within 26 weeks by enhancing the compassionate care (EI) benefits provided through the Employment Insurance program.
Not reinstating employee to pre-leave position may constitute constructive dismissal and discrimination
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court concluded that, when an employee returned from maternity leave and was not reinstated to her original position with the same hours and salary, this constituted constructive dismissal and discrimination.
Changes to the Workers Compensation Act has significant impact on employers
The Workers Compensation Amendment Act (Bill 9) received royal assent on May 14, 2015, and increase employers’ obligations in respect of workplace health and safety.