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John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)
John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)

Awarded for his tremendous contribution to Farm Building throughout his years of service. Nominated by the Bluewater Chapter. Scroll to #6 'The Bill Davis Ontario Merit Award'.

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Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction
Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction

COCA's press release on the Government's announcement

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Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?
Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?

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Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code
Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code

Cannabis or “marijuana” laws are changing in Canada. It will now be legal for people age 19 or older in Ontario to buy, possess, use and grow recreational cannabis. Provincial laws generally permit cannabis use wherever laws permit tobacco use. Cannabis use for a medical purpose (medical cannabis) continues to be legal.

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The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm
The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm

Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana

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Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!
Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.

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Preparing young people for the future of work
Preparing young people for the future of work

We must do more now

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Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Bill 148 Undergoes Significant Amendment - What Does It Mean for Employers?

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for October 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for October 2017

Tell me what you really think! An honest reference, even if negative, is not defamatory.
Workplace Offences - Personal Hygiene.
WSIB - Important Changes - complimentary seminar Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry
Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry

Workforce shortages mean that talent must be scouted using a new approach to recruitment. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you get the best people filling the roles.

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017

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Farmer Mental Health - A Conversation that Matters
Farmer Mental Health - A Conversation that Matters

Until recently, there wasn't data about the mental health of Canadian farmers. Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton and PhD Candidate Briana Hagen of the Ontario Veterinary College are changing that.

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Skills Ontario
Skills Ontario

2017 Skills Ontario Competition - YouTube video

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for June 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for June 2017

HReview Seminar Series - Workplace Indecencies and Indiscretions - Complimentary Seminar for Employers - Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. View registration details.

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Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition
Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition

Phenomenal talent and skill was on display at the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition held at the Toronto Congress Centre, May 1-3, 2017

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Web Content & Digital Document Accessibility - Workshops & Webinars
Web Content & Digital Document Accessibility - Workshops & Webinars

Upcoming Events:

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Canadian Farm Builders Association - Highlights of 2016
Canadian Farm Builders Association - Highlights of 2016

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AODA - Have you met your 2017 requirements?
AODA - Have you met your 2017 requirements?

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Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle
Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle

The OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board) considered a recent case of an employee who took a company vehicle home, and whether their travel time to and from work is considered work time, and thus payable. Based on the facts of the case before the OLRB, the Board concluded that the time spent by the technicians travelling from home to their first job site and from the last job site to home was commuting time and not "work" for which the technician was required to be paid.

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Remembering Mike Parker
Remembering Mike Parker

Gary van Bolderen shares memories and a tribute to Mike.

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Obituary - Mike Parker
Obituary - Mike Parker

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2016
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2016

This newsletter is published six times a year to highlight important issues in Canadian employment and labour law. This month they address two issues: Taking the “High” Road - Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Enforcement of Drug and Alcohol Policies, and Employment Practices Liability Insurance – What’s it all about? In addition - the topic of ' Group Insurance Benefits - Avoid Dangerous Employer Liability Traps!' is being presented at a free breakfast seminar being held on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

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Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators
Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators

Hoisting is front-and-centre to a new education program that a Hamilton, Ont., steel producer has launched in nearby high schools.

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CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016
CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016

Recognition - Mr. Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building System, and 2016 Photo Contest winners.

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BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016
BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Since 2001, BuildForce Canada has provided the country’s construction and maintenance industry with the information and resources it needs to meet and manage its workforce requirements. Focusing on three key areas — labour market information, recruitment and retention, and e-learning and skills development — their programs and initiatives build the sector’s capacity and capability to meet current and future workforce demand.

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