Farmers can take steps to reduce liabilities when hiring companies to complete building projects
A historical overview of the CFBA’s involvement with and review of the proposed National Building Code updates with respect to farm buildings in Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is taking action to address the challenges posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). This contains information for those in the agriculture industry (producers, processors, and agri-food businesses).
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is working closely with stakeholders and other partners to ensure the safety of Ontario's food supply.
As provinces across Canada have started to reopen the economy, infection control has become a priority for all businesses. To help you better understand COVID-19 exposures and work site infection control best practices, experts in occupational health and safety are providing you with free access to a risk management training program designed to help you understand the risks and how you can create a plan to control infection exposures.
The WSIB's Health and Safety Excellence Program (HSEP) is well positioned to help you adapt to the new health and safety reality and stop the spread of COVID19, supporting safety in the construction industry
In the face of more barn fires and higher losses, insurance companies want a role in how new barns are designed. (published in Ontario Farmer)
Even before COVID-19 forced governments to shut down various local businesses to prevent the disease from spreading, Stuart Chutter found it difficult to visit a gym on a regular basis to get the workout he wanted.
Sherrard Kuzz LLP - Briefing Note: On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provides relief to any employer that temporarily laid off a non-union employee or reduced non-union employee wages and/or hours due to COVID-19. The regulation largely exempts any such layoff or reduction from being deemed a termination of employment, so that there is no obligation to provide ESA notice and severance.
RSM Building Consultants hosted a webinar on cannabis facility requirements mandated by the Ontario Building Code. To view / listen to the webinar recording
As federal and provincial governments begin to re-open the economy amid COVID-19 recovery, organizations of all industries and sizes are determining their return-to-work strategies and plans. While every organization is different, there are fundamental questions that should be answered as part of your return-to-work plans.
This presentation will provide some insight to help guide organizational leaders in the development of return-to-work programs. The focus – assisting organizations with answering the critical questions of:
Can You? – Answering are you allowed to return to work.
Should You? – Making the decision to return to work.
How Do You? – Operationalizing how to return to work.
As government orders are lifted, employers will enter uncharted territory. Sherrard Kuzz LLP has a deep understanding of the pandemic’s impact on businesses and industries, and how to work through the related workplace issues. To help you get started, they have developed the following complimentary Return To Work considerations.
Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from Covid-19
Sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario
When the first “phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end, employers may face new and different challenges. Topics include:
As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian workplace. The following are some of the most pressing Frequently Asked Questions.
With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and the new relief programs being introduced, it’s become difficult to understand what’s available for farmers and how to qualify.With this set of Q&As, we want to help you through these financial changes, so you can focus on ensuring quality Canadian food continues to be produced.
The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country has made construction projects more unpredictable than ever. To take control in this unpredictable time, construction companies should consider five practical next steps as part of their larger crisis response.