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Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

Ontario’s economy is changing. Workplaces are less secure, with part-time and contract jobs on the rise. The government passed sweeping changes to our employment laws to address this trend and provide workers with more rights. Bill 148 legislation becomes effective on January 1, 2018. What changes for you as a worker in this new Ontario economy?

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Work Life Balance | Woman working at her kitchen table

Work Life Balance

Work life balance is the need to equalize the amount of time you spend at work and in your personal life. Legally, your employer has limits on how far they can encroach on your personal time and family commitments.

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Pay Equity | man and woman working at a table

Pay Equity: Addressing the Gender Wage Gap

Pay Equity and the gender wage gap is a global problem. As we recognize Equal Pay Day in Ontario on April 10, 2018, employment lawyer, Bram Lecker, reviews Canadian legislation that try to bring women’s earnings closer to those of men.

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Criminal Records and Your Job

Every year, thousands of Canadians commit crimes; their Criminal Records follow them around causing problems in everyday life, including at work. Can your employer discriminate against you for having a Criminal Record even after you have done your time and paid your dues?

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Sick Leave

Most employees wear their attendance record like a badge of honour. It symbolizes their work ethic and loyalty to their employer. When ill, it is not uncommon to see many opt to come into the office. This, despite receiving government protected sick leave or employer sponsored disability benefits. While many employees do this out of dedication, some in this predicament fear penalties or losing their job. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Bonus Pay | Man putting a shiny coin in his back jean pocket

Bonus Pay

Bonus pay usually operates as a win-win in employment relationships until business conditions become challenging. That’s when some employers start viewing it as low hanging fruit for cost savings.

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