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Ontario’s New Mandatory OHS Awareness Training: What’s Required and How to Comply?

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The regulation enabling Ontario’s new mandatory OHS awareness and training scheme went live on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Ontario Regulation No. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) (the “Regulation”) requires employers covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to ensure that all workers and supervisors complete a basic OHS awareness training…

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Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test for Discrimination Under the Human Rights Code

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In Peel Law Association v. Pieters, the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that the test for finding prima facie discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code does not require that the discrimination was intentional.  The Court set aside a decision of the Divisional Court and reinstated a decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, which…

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