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Education Law Newsletter | September 2014 Automated External Defibrillators in Schools

In April of 2009, grade 5 student Bezawit Chanyalew (“Bezawit”) suffered a cardiac arrest during gym class at her Vancouver school.  Before emergency workers could arrive, she suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen, leaving her with severe
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Accommodation not 'one size fits all' | Canadian HR Reporter

Ontario Human Rights Commission policy on mental health accommodation addresses questions on employer's right to medical documentation
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The 7-Step Interview Playbook - US News

The 7-Step Interview Playbook - US News | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
Here's what to do before, during and after the interview to come out a winner.
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Emond Harnden - Conversion from full-time to part-time due to excessive absenteeism – Arbitrator upholds Hospital’s action

The federal election has been called for January 23, 2006. Employers should be aware that, under the Canada Elections Act, they must provide employees paid time off to vote.
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scheduling of work - management right

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Return to work and the duty to accommodate in non-WSIB cases

Return to work and the duty to accommodate in non-WSIB cases | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
So your employee is off work again for the third time this year, you have no idea when they are coming back and their physician’s note is a vague cipher. It is not a work injury, so you know you do...
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10 things to know about Ontario law and your vacation rights

10 things to know about Ontario law and your vacation rights | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
Canadian employees love their time off. They were the only ones in a global poll who chose additional paid time off as their preferred benefit.
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Canadian Human Rights - Childcare

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Game over for employee caught playing baseball while on sick leave

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Law firm partners not "employees" entitled to protection...

Law firm partners not "employees" entitled to protection... | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it

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Emond Harnden - Ontario’s mandatory basic occupational health and safety awareness training comes into effect July 1, 2014

Ontario’s mandatory basic occupational health and safety awareness training comes into effect July 1, 2014
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Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 4, 10:03 AM

Our board is working hard to ensure compliance and has trained most of the workers. We all need to work together to keep one another safe at work! 

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Childcare obligations fall within “family status” under Canadian Human Rights Act

Childcare obligations fall within “family status” under Canadian Human Rights Act
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Bill 122 - School Boards Collective Bargaining Act Enshrines Two-Tiered Bargaining | Miller Thomson

In our Education Newsletter of October, 2013 we outlined the key features of Bill 122, which provides a framework for a two-tiered bargaining system.  On April 7, 2014, Bill 122 passed third reading at the legislature, establishing the School Boards
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Morning Recess Webinar Series - Miller Thomson's Education Law group

Morning Recess Webinar Series - Miller Thomson's Education Law group | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
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New school year, new childcare needs | Canadian HR Reporter

It’s a good time to review family status accommodation obligations for employers
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Embracing Social Technology: A Call to Action [INFOGRAPHIC]

Embracing Social Technology: A Call to Action [INFOGRAPHIC] | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
Social technology is one of the hottest trends in talent management.  This is a topic we explore throughout our Talent...
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Employers Should Take Advantage of Human Rights Summary Hearings | Ontario Employer Advisor

Employers Should Take Advantage of Human Rights Summary Hearings | Ontario Employer Advisor | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
Summary Hearings at the Human Rights Tribunal - A Short History

A few years back, the human rights system in Ontario was overhauled. The Human Rights Commission was to no longer investigate complaints and refer them to the Human Rights Tribunal (if they had some merit).  All cases were to now go directly to the Tribunal for adjudication. Applicants (who are primarily employees) would have "direct access" to the Tribunal.

While the goal was to speed up the process, many employers soon found themselves forced to attend a hearing to defend frivolous complaints. The Tribunal responded by adopting a summary hearing process, which can be initiated by the Tribunal or at the respondent's request. Under this process, the applicant must demonstrate that the complaint has a "reasonable prospect of success". The summary hearing usually occurs by teleconference with limited disclosure of documents. If the application is not dismissed, it moves on to a full hearing.

Since then, many cases have been dismissed by the Tribunal because the allegations could not be linked to a prohibited ground of discrimination. The Tribunal routinely commented that it had no jurisdiction to deal with allegations of "unfairness". But what has truly been welcomed by employers has been
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Audio recordings - Arbitrator award

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Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions | Ontario Human Rights Commission

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Employee misconduct: Is it cause for dismissal?

Employee misconduct: Is it cause for dismissal? | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
A recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice serves as a good reminder to employers that there is a high standard to dismiss an employee for cause, particularly if the employee has a go...
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Family status accommodation guide for employers

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Protection against "family status" discrimination applies to childcare...

Protection against "family status" discrimination applies to childcare... | Human Resources and Education Law | Scoop.it
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Canada's wage journey - Ten years of minimum wage and its history

Minimum wage is ever increasing. In light of the 2014 minimum wage increases in Ontario, the Yukon, Quebec and in Newfoundland and Labroador, we wanted to take a look back at the journey of minimum wage in Canada and all of its jurisdictions. Taking from Statistics Canada and several other sources, a profile of minimum wages in the past ten years has been outlined by province.
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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation | CASL

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Anti-spam law deadline looms | Canadian HR Reporter

CASL could impact policies, recruitment and training
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