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Ontario MoL Reviewing Application for Excess Hours & Overtime Averaging

HR Advisor: Ontario MoL ” Reviewing Applications for Excess Hours and Overtime Averaging On the heels of Bill 148 that received Royal Assent in Ontario on November 27, 2017 — though most changes come into effect January 1, 2019 — the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has released The Changing Workplaces …

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FAQ:New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay

FAQ: New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay   ***Update*** Following consultations with business owners and other stakeholders, on May 7, 2018 the Government of Ontario announced that it has temporarily reinstated the pre-existing laws regarding public holiday pay. The Government also noted that it will conduct a review over …

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5 Best Practices for On-boarding Seasonal Workers

Whether they need to increase capacity in their retail or online store, help tax filers submit returns on time, ensure that landscape crews are properly staffed — and the list of examples goes on — businesses of all sizes rely on seasonal workers to increase capacity, meet customer expectations and …

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What Employers Need to Know About Joint Health and Safety Committees

A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is comprised of both worker and employer representatives, who work collaboratively to improve health and safety conditions across the work environment. Typical JHSC tasks include identifying health and safety issues (occuring, alleged and potential), inspecting the workplace, raising awareness of health and safety, …

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3 Types of Human Resource Policies that Make or Break an “Open Office” Layout

In the last few years, many businesses — including high profile enterprises like Google — have said goodbye to conventional offices, and replaced them with what is known in office design circles as an “open office” layout. This is where walls and barriers are eliminated (or kept to a minimum), …

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PIVOTAL Integrated HR Solutions Expands Healthcare Recruitment Division with Acquisition of Brock Placement Group

  Brock will operate alongside PIVOTAL’s Healthcare Recruitment Division as Part of a Larger and More Comprehensive Client-Focused Team Mississauga, ON (July 17, 2017) —PIVOTAL Integrated HR Solutions announced today that it has acquired national recruitment firm Brock Placement Group. Brock’s founder and principal Eric Fobert has also joined PIVOTAL …

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Summary of Proposed Major Changes to Ontario’s Labour Laws

  The Government of Ontario has recently announced its intention to introduce a new piece of legislation called the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.” If passed, the legislation would represent broad and major changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act, and impact hundreds of thousands of …

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HR Intervention: What to do When a Top Performer Starts “Breaking Bad”

It’s a scenario that often starts with denial, turns into dismay, and then winds up in disaster: a top performer who once set the standard has “broken bad”. They show up late – or sometimes not at all. Their attitude is cynical, their actions are inconsiderate, their communication is hostile, …

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Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?

Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires? When it comes to recruiting, the purpose of screening applicants is to identify the most suitable candidates – and separate them from those that don’t make the cut. Surprisingly however, many organizations — and especially smaller and mid-sized …

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