In workplace safety, adherence to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is paramount. Welcome to the third blog in our OHSA series. Discover how previous regulatory convictions impact sentencing for new OHSA violations. Read our previous blogs here and here.

Convictions for violations of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) frequently result in significant fines for both corporate entities and individuals. Furthermore, individual defendants may face incarceration if the breaches in question involve significant aggravating factors.Continue Reading How do prior regulatory convictions affect sentencing outcomes for new OHSA violations?

For most employers we consult with, preparing and distributing employee handbooks seems like just one obvious step in setting up or maintaining a healthy workplace.

While employee handbooks can be a great tool to help organize the do’s and don’ts of the workplace along with important (and sometimes legally required) employer policies, you may not be aware of some of the potential problems lurking in your handbook.Continue Reading The Perks and Pitfalls of Employee Handbooks 

Defenses to OHSA Charges

Introduction to Due Diligence 

Have you ever wondered what happens if your workplace faces charges under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)or other similar legislation?

What steps should you take, and what defences are available to you? Navigating these charges can be complex, but understanding the due diligence defence is crucial.Continue Reading OHSA Series: Due Diligence Primer

In many industries right now, businesses are fighting not just for clients, customers, and market share but to attract and retain good talent.

If you’ve managed to recruit an employee from a competitor – congrats! But before you put together the onboarding package and schedule the welcome lunch, here are a few steps to take to avoid any potential legal headaches: Continue Reading What to know before you hire from a competitor?

Attention employers and job seekers! As a result of some incoming changes to the Employment Standards Act, job postings are about to look different!

Ontario’s Working For Workers Four Act received Royal Assent on March 21, 2024. And now, a brief interlude on Ontario’s law-making process in case you’ve forgotten: Royal Assent is the last step in the process that makes a Bill law.Continue Reading Attention Employers: Legal Changes Coming to Job Posting Requirements