October 2017 Review: Ministry of Labour Blitz Results

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year that aim to make workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors, and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act are being followed. As well, blitzes and […]

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The Importance of Competency Among Workplace Trainers Explained

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Sometimes when employers appoint a workplace trainer, they consider selecting workers with the most seniority, those most liked by their colleagues, or workers with strong personalities for whom public speaking won’t be a problem. Sometimes they forget that workplace trainers must also be competent. What Does Competent Mean? General competency is defined as, “having requisite […]

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in November 2017

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act are being followed. As well, blitzes […]

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The Connection Between Pay Equity Legislation and Health and Safety

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Pay Equity vs. Equal Pay for Equal Work The Pay Equity Act requires employers to identify and correct gender discrimination that may be present in their compensation practices and to adjust the wages of employees in female job classes so that they are at least equal to the wages of employees in male job classes when they are […]

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Your Legal Options When the MOL has Given you a Ticket, Summons and/or Order

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The Ministry of Labour’s (“MOL”) Enforcement division is responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) and its regulations. The MOL can visit an employer’s workplace at any time, and has extensive authority to investigate a workplace without any reasonable cause or justification. Most notably, a MOL Inspector has the power to enter and […]

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Be Safe News – September 2017

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BE COMPLIANT Your Legal Options When the MOL has Given you a Ticket, Summons and/or Order Written by Tushar Anandasagar | Associate Lawyer at LeClair and Associates The Ministry of Labour’s (“MOL”) Enforcement division is responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) and its regulations. The MOL can visit an employer’s workplace at any […]

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