Change in Definition of Worker Under OHSA Effective November 1, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has revised the definition of a “worker” under to Occupational Health and Safety Act to include unpaid co-op students, certain other learners and trainees participation in a work placement.  More specifically, the definition now includes Unpaid secondary school studentsRead More

Latest Employment Standards Poster

While not as commonly known as the requirement to post an information poster under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 makes it mandatory for employers to post, “…in at least one conspicuous place in every workplace of the employer where it is likely to come to the attention of theRead More

To Deduct or Not to Deduct?

From time to time it is necessary for an employer to deduct funds from an employee’s pay.  Let’s look at when it is ok and not ok to do so in accordance with the Ontario Employment Standards Act. It is permissible for an employer to deduct from an employee’s pay under the following circumstances:  ItRead More