The Federal Government has recently introduced Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, which provides for significant changes in how federally-regulated workplaces must address workplace violence and harassment. Bill C-65 follows a year-long public consultation commissioned by the Ministry of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour that concluded that harassment and violence in workplaces is underreported and not dealt with effectively when reported. Bill C-65 seeks to enhance the current legislative framework, which was originally intended to apply to … Continue Reading
Navigating the complexities of workplace harassment is a challenging process for employers. It often requires the allocation of considerable time and resources to investigate complaints and has the potential to result in significant costs to an organization if it is required to defend its actions or response to litigation.
With the changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) under Bill 132 that come into effect on September 8, 2016, workplace harassment will continue to be a top priority for employers.
What has changed with Bill 132?
- As we have outlined in a previous post, Bill 132 expands
We are delighted to announce that Melissa Kennedy has joined the firm as Labour Relations Specialist in the Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. The newly created role — the first of its kind for our firm — is part of our commitment to providing clients with the highest quality strategic legal services, most efficiently through a unique set of solutions called MTOptimize.
MTOptimize is a new service delivery model that uses a rigorous approach to find the most cost- and time-efficient arrangements for the firm to work with its clients through a step-by-step evaluation process.
Ms. Kennedy will assist … Continue Reading