On April 3, 2019, Ontario’s Bill 66 – the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 – received Royal Assent. Bill 66 amends 17 pieces of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Agricultural Employees Protection Act, and Pension Benefits Act. The stated intent of these amendments is to reduce red tape and the regulatory burden currently placed on employers.
Stories of workplace harassment continue to receive front page news coverage in Canada, the United States, and abroad. A December 2018 Statistics Canada study titled, “Harassment in Canadian workplaces,” found that, in 2016, 15.9% of employees reported having experienced, “verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical violence, and unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment in the workplace over the past 12 months.”
Human Resources Professionals Association
Canadian Institute 25th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability
Ontario General Contractors Association – 11th Construction Symposium 2019
Workplace Harassment and Violence Obligations for Employers
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