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    Probationary employee can be terminated without notice

    By on April 27, 2016

    The Ontario Divisional Court has found a former employee was unfairly awarded damages by the lower court after being let go during his probationary period. Original Post: Ronald Minken at Canadian HR Reporter  The terms of the employment were set out in a written employment contract, which provided for a probationary period of six months. There was no dispute as to

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  • Ontario announces workplace inspection blitz schedule

    By on April 20, 2016

    The Province of Ontario has announced its latest list of targeted workplace inspection blitzes, with more than 20 scheduled over the next year. Original Post: Daily Commercial News From May 2, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Ministry of Labour employment standards officers will visit workplaces such as food services, retail stores, construction sites and mines to investigate potential violations of

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  • Meat Processor Fined $65,000 After Worker Suffers Loss of Fingers

    By on April 13, 2016

    BRAMPTON, ON – Cargill Limited, operating as Cargill Value Added Meats, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered the loss of fingers to exhaust fan blades. On June 7, 2013, at the company’s facility in Brampton, a worker was operating the ground beef pressing equipment that makes meat into patties before they enter the freezing conveyor.

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  • How to Fire Someone Without Destroying Them

    By on April 6, 2016

    Being let go can be one of the most painful, humiliating, and devastating experiences of one’s life — but it doesn’t have to be the worst. How a manager handles the process will have a huge impact on how a former employee moves forward and how he or she will look back on this life-altering moment in the future. Original Post:

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  • Death of Worker Results in Fines to Welding Company and Supervisor

    By on March 30, 2016

    GUELPH, ON – Following guilty pleas, Oskam Welding (2014) Ltd. and one of its supervisors, Chad Wheeler, have been fined a combined total of $130,000 after a worker was killed in a fall from the structure the worker was assembling. On July 3, 2014, workers employed by the welding and machining business were on the job site, an industrial establishment located

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