Bill 132 - Ontario's New Harassment Legislation Simplified
By Neil Curtis
Effective September 8, 2016, a number of new provisions were implemented by the Occupational Health and Safety Act that broaden employer requirements related to workplace violence and harassment.
Specifically (and broadly), ‘Bill-132’ brings forward new legislation on sexual violence and harassment that requires employers in Ontario to edit their existing policies, and creates more rigor around the requirement to properly investigate all legitimate claims of violence or harassment (of any kind) in the workplace.
Our partners at NCHR can help you create or edit your workplace violence and harassment policies in alignment with these new requirements, and will clarify investigation procedures in the event of a complaint.
STARTING SALARIES FOR SELECT ROLES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 3.1% IN 2017
A recent study by Robert Half Canada has revealed National average starting salaries for some professional roles in Canada are expected to rise in 2017.
According to the study, starting salaries for jobs in IT, Accounting and Finance, Legal, Creative/Marketing, and Administrative/Office Support functions are expected to increase by 3.1% on average across Canada next year.
Employers are encouraged to account for this increase in their 2017 recruitment budgets.
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