On April 29, 2021, the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Benefit came into effect and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) was amended. Paid infectious disease emergency leave will now continue until December 31, 2021.
Please find below the latest update for Minimum Wage increases across Canada. The RCC (Retail Council of Canada) has a map with all current and upcoming minimum wage increases by province and territory.
The global pandemic forced employees out of brick-and-mortar offices and into virtual meetings and coffee and water dispensers have been replaced with Slack and Monday messages. This is the new normal for thousands of businesses (and their employees) around the world.
The highs and lows companies have experienced due to COVID-19 has forced managers to adapt to new ways of doing things in order to keep employees engages during these uncertain times. The best leaders understand that their organization is the sum of their human capital—so what ways can your organization ensure your employees are taken care of this year?
The Ontario government began targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites on April 16, 2021, dispatching 200 workplace inspectors, supported by provincial offenses officers, to visit 1,300 constructions sites to enforce safety requirements.
With the pandemic spanning over a year now, many new rules and expectations have been put together by the government to ensure that companies are keeping their employees as safe as possible from catching and spreading COVID-19.