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British Columbia Statutory Holidays 2024

 In British Columbia, holidays hold significance not only for employees seeking well-deserved time off but also for employers striving to maintain compliance and foster a positive workplace culture.  This blog will address some commonly asked questions regarding statutory holidays in British Columbia. Which dates, in 2024, do the Statutory Holidays Fall on in B.C.? New […]

What to Disclose After a Harassment Investigation

OHSA: What are an employer’s disclosure obligations after a workplace investigation has been completed?   Background: Shannon Horner v. Stelco Inc. Parties: Stelco (Employer), Shannon Horner (Applicant) The applicant submitted a complaint to her employer alleging that she had been the subject of harassment via social media by several of her coworkers. The employer investigated […]

What is WHMIS?

What Does WHMIS Stand For? WHMIS, which stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. It was created in 1988 to communicate important health and safety information about the hazardous products employers and workers may be exposed to while at work. It remained relatively unchanged until 2015, when WHMIS was […]

What Employers Need to Know: HR Compliance Checklist 2024 (Ontario)

To help employers in Ontario navigate their responsibilities to stay compliant with new laws as well as manage the workforce effectively, HR Proactive Inc. has compiled the following HR Compliance Checklist for 2024. Workplace Training Employers are required to provide workers with mandatory training on: Harassment and Violence in the Workplace Sexual Harassment in the […]

Legal and Inclusive Interviewing and Hiring

How to Make Interviewing and Hiring Decisions that do not Contravene the  Human Rights Code (Code) This Interviewer Guide for Canadian Employers describes the human rights issues that commonly arise in interviews and some of the types of questions that may or may not be asked. What to Consider: Employment agencies/search firms The hiring process must […]

Requesting Job-Related Sensitive Information

Depending on the nature of the job the following information may be required: Quick Reference Links: Accommodation in terms of physical demands and other essential duties Medical Tests Psychometric and psychological testing Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing Gender identity-related information Police record checks Below we will identify what to consider and how to handle this […]

Ontario Statutory Holidays 2024

Ontario Statutory Holidays 2024 If you do not work in a federally regulated workplace in Ontario (banks, railroads, interprovincial transport, telecommunications, the federal public service, the armed forces), you are covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). The ESA sets standards governing overtime, vacation, and statutory holidays. Note that there are some kinds of […]

Alberta Statutory Holidays 2024

Alberta Statutory Holidays 2024 If you do not work in a federally regulated workplace in Alberta (banks, railroads, postal and courier services, interprovincial transport, telecommunications, the federal public service, the armed forces), you are covered by the Employment Standards Code (“ESC”). The ESC sets standards governing overtime, vacation, and statutory holidays. There are special provisions to the […]

What is the Disconnecting from Work in Ontario Policy?

What is a Disconnecting from work in Ontario Policy? In this modern age of work, more and more of our working lives are spent “connected” – emails, text messages and virtual conference calling machines like the infamous Zoom and Microsoft Teams are just some of the platforms that have become common place in our offices. […]

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