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Dec 4, 2014

Supplier and Director of Company Fined $400,000 in Metron Fatalities

On June 27, 2012 we reported on the Metron Construction Case.  It is the case where six workers were repairing balconies on a modular 40 ...

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Nov 21, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for Stronger Economy Act, 2014 Passed to Law

On November 20, 2014 Bill 18 received Royal Assent, meaning that the Ontario Legislature has passed into law some wide-ranging changes to the Emplo...

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Nov 13, 2014

Bill 18 Passes 3rd Reading – Poised to revamp various Employment and Labour Legislation

On December 12, 2013 CCPartners released a blog explaining the major changes to employment and labour legislation proposed in Bill 146 - Stron...

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Oct 30, 2014

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code respecting Occupational Health and Safety

On December 12, 2013 Bill C-4 “Economic Action Plan 2013 Act No. 2” received royal assent from the Parliament of Canada. The very lengt...

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Jul 3, 2014

Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Training now in Effect

As per our blog of February 2014, the Ministry of Labour’s Training Regulation is now in effect.  For further information please see bel...

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Jun 5, 2014

Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Irving Pulp and Paper Followed by Arbitration Board in Recent Policy Grievance

On June 14, 2013, CCP released a blog on the Supreme Court’s decision in the matter of Communications, Energy and Paper Union of Ca...

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May 9, 2014

Ministry of Labour Initiatives

Employers should be aware of recent changes and initiatives from the Ministry of Labour under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA&r...

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Mar 27, 2014

Supervisor Jailed for 45 Days for Health and Safety Conviction

When a client has been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) many times we are asked, what is the down side to ...

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Feb 27, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Ontario Court of Appeal Rules that Compliance with the Law is Not a Mitigating Factor, and there is no Jurisdiction for Concurrent Fines under OHSA

In its recent decision of R. v. Flex-N-Gate Canada Company, 2014 ONCA 53, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that post-accident compliance with mand...

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Feb 6, 2014

Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training by July 1, 2014

One of the focuses of the Dean Report was to ensure that more training was taking place on health and safety in Ontario workplaces.  The Minis...

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Jan 9, 2014

OLRB Agrees to Hear Complaints related to Workplace Harassment Policies

Two recent cases at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) may represent a new stance with respect to enforcing Bill 168 and the workplace haras...

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