DMC LLP has just published a must-read book for all dentists who hire employees in Ontario. Employment law has changed in Ontario – this contains everything you need to know. Read more
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Happy New Year!
Along with the multitude of changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) in 2018 comes a new ESA poster.
All employers are required to provide the poster to their employees and post it in a conspicuous place in the workplace.
Here is what the new ESA poster looks like:
Make sure you update your office’s ESA poster and provide employees with the new one! You can get your copy by clicking here.
Please note that the information provided herein should not be considered legal advice and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. If you need advice about the new employment laws, please contact me (Ljubica Durlovska), Jonathan Borrelli, David Mayzel or Michael Carabash. We are your legal dental team.
Ontario’s legislature has finished the second reading of “The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act” which contains certain amendments to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA“). This means that the proposed law will go to a committee of Members of Provincial Parliament to be studied again, possibly amended again, and finally passed.
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As we mentioned earlier this year, Northern Ontario Dentists should make sure they are in full compliance with the Employment Standards Act. This includes making sure the ESA poster is up, abiding by the rules around hours of work, overtime pay, holiday pay agreements, public holidays, paid vacation, time between shifts, breaks, leaves of absences, and employee lists to name a few.
From October 2017 to December 2017, the Ministry of Labour will be auditing Dentists for employment standards compliance for the Northern Region (including North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie).
If you are a dentist in this area and you are unsure about any aspect of ESA compliance, DMC LLP offers Employment Standards Act audits to make sure your practice can pass a ministry inspection easily. Give us a call and let us know if you have any questions.
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A dentist was brought in front of the Ontario Labour Relations Board by a probationary employee this summer, and the case was just released publicly (Elliott A. Schwartz Dentistry Professional Corp. v. Lee, 2016 CarswellOnt 9360). I thought I would review the important parts of it as a cautionary tale for dentists managing probationary employees. Read more
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