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Childreach – Seasonal Flavours at Home

Post - June 26, 2020

Ford Keast is proud to be a sponsor of the Seasonal Flavours at Home event in support of Childreach. Ford Keast and Childreach have been ...

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Post - May 22, 2020

Original Post Date: May 22, 2020 IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Information regarding the CECRA program for commercial property owners has now ...

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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Post - May 19, 2020

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - Response for Post-Secondary Students The application process for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) officially opened on Friday May ...

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UPDATE: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Post - April 9, 2020

Original Published date: April 11, 2020Most recent update: April 27, 2020IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers On April 11th Bill C-14 was passed ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers

Post - April 3, 2020

On April 1st, Canada’s Minister of Finance held a press conference to provide additional information regarding the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which will provide ...

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Pandemic Preparedness (7) Ontario New Emergency Leave of Absence

Post - March 31, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the new amendment to the Employment Standards Act. Read the full document here: COVID-19 New Emergency Leave of AbsenceDownload

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COVID-19 Ontario Action Plan

Post - March 27, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ONTARIO ANNOUNCES ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 On March 25, 2020 the Minister of Finance released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to Covid-19. ...

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Pandemic Preparedness (6) Government Programs

Post - March 26, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Read the full document here: COVID-19 Government Programs (6)Download

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Pandemic Preparedness (5) Essential Services

Post - March 24, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews which businesses and services are deemed to be essential during COVID-19. Read the full document here: COVID-19 Essential Services (5)Download

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Tax Compliance Update

Post - March 20, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE – GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO TAX COMPLIANCE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK On March 18, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and certain provincial governmental authorities ...

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Pandemic Preparedness (4) Layoffs and Protecting Employees

Post - March 19, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews options related to protecting employees financially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the full document here: COVID-19 Layoffs and Protecting Employees (4)Download

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Pandemic Preparedness (3) Federal Government Announcement

Post - March 18, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the Federal Government Announcement "Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan". Read the full document here: COVID-19 Federal Gov't Announcement (3)Download

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Pandemic Preparedness (2) Pandemic Phase

Post - March 18, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews specific things to consider since we are in the pandemic phase. Read the full document here: COVID-19 Pandemic Phase (2)Download

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Congratulations, CFE Exam Writers

Post - February 28, 2020

The Partners and staff of Ford Keast LLP extend our congratulations to our CPA students James Sorensen and Angeline Parr on the successful writing of ...

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Ford Keast LLP Joins RSM Canada Alliance

Post - February 21, 2020

Clients and friends of Ford Keast LLP: The Partners are proud to announce that Ford Keast LLP has joined RSM Canada Alliance, a premier affiliation ...

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Pandemic Preparedness (1) Emergency Preparedness

Post - February 6, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews emergency preparedness, specifically around COVID-19, Coronavirus. Read the full document here: Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness (1)Download

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The Most Romantic Month of the Year

Post - February 6, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews office romance. Read the full document here: The Most Romantic Month of the YearDownload

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Vanier Children’s Services

Post - January 13, 2020

In the 4th quarter of 2019, our team participated in dress down days to support Vanier Children's Services. Vanier is a charitable organization that works ...

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Temporary or Contract Employment Arrangements

Post - January 9, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews employing people on a contract, or temporary, basis. Read the full document here: Temporary/Contract Employment ArrangementsDownload

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Wellness

Post - December 12, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews wellness programs in the workplace. Read the full document here: Wellness ProgramsDownload

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FK Climbers

Post - December 11, 2019

On November 7, 2019, members of our firm embraced the challenge of climbing 472 steps to the top of One London Place for the annual ...

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Terminating Employees during the Holiday Season

Post - November 14, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews if it is ever appropriate to terminate an employee during the holiday season. Read the full document here: Terminating Employees during ...

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Ageism

Post - November 7, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews ageism and discuss this prejudice in the workplace. Read the full article here: AgeismDownload

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tbk Creative – Molly Fund

Post - October 30, 2019

In the third quarter of 2019, our team participated in dress down days to support tbk creative's Molly Fund. The fund contributes to the veterinarian ...

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Business Etiquette

Post - October 21, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews Workplace Etiquette. Read the full document here: Business EtiquetteDownload

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10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces

Post - October 11, 2019

On September 27th, 2019 Ford Keast participated as the presenting sponsor for Childcan's 10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces walk/run in support of Childhood Cancer. Our ...

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Employer Obligations on Election Day

Post - September 19, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews requirements for time away for employees who plan to vote on Election Day (October 21st, 2019). Read the full document here: ...

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KM’s for a CURE – Bethany’s Hope

Post - September 16, 2019

On Friday September 13th, Ford Keast team members + family rode in support of Bethany's Hope Foundation. KM's for a Cure is part of a ...

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Sunday Scaries

Post - September 12, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews the concept of Sunday Scaries and what to do to mitigate anxiety surrounding the start of the work week. Read the ...

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Childreach – Meet Ian Hillis

Post - August 28, 2019

  Ford Keast and Childreach have been working together for 20+ years. Childreach works to create positive outcomes and environments for children and families in ...

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11th Annual Boston Pizza Charity Golf Classic – Merrymount

Post - August 22, 2019

  On August 21st, 4 of our Partners participated in the Annual Boston Pizza Charity Golf Classic in support of Merrymount Family Support and Crisis ...

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Employee File Content

Post - July 11, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews employee file content. Read the full document here: Employee File ContentDownload

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Vacation Time & Vacation Pay

Post - June 20, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews vacation time and vacation pay. These are two different, but related items. Read the full document here: VacationDownload

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Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament

Post - June 14, 2019

  On Thursday June 6th, Ford Keast sponsored and participated in the 6th annual Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament.  Ford Keast has been a proud ...

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Overtime

Post - June 6, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews hours of work and overtime. Read the full document here: OvertimeDownload

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Cheshire Homes – Everyday Dreams Fund

Post - April 22, 2019

  Giving back to local charity and community is a large part of who we are at Ford Keast. We have launched casual Friday's at ...

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Position Descriptions

Post - April 11, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews the development and revision of position descriptions. Read the full article here: Position DescriptionsDownload

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Compliance: Bill 57, Bill 66 & Bill 47

Post - April 5, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews the Employment Standards Act changes which have now passed into law. It will review (1) Bill 57: Restoring Trust, Transparency and ...

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Ministry of Labour (MOL) Visit – Revised

Post - April 4, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews revisions to the Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspections since the last Fast Facts was published in March, 2019. Read the full ...

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Blood Sweat & Spin

Post - April 4, 2019

  On Saturday March 31, three of our team members participated in the 1st Annual Blood Sweat & Spin in support of the London Regional ...

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Federal Budget Commentary 2019

Post - March 20, 2019

  Ford Keast Federal Budget Commentary 2019

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Balance For Better – International Women’s Day 2019

Post - March 8, 2019

In support of International Women's Day 2019, our Firm sponsored the 19th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast. The event raises awareness and funds for front-line ...

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Ministry of Labour (MOL) Visit

Post - March 7, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews Ministry of Labour inspections. The MOL enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Read the full document here: Ministry of Labour ...

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Mentoring

Post - February 21, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews one-on-one mentoring. Read the full document here: MentoringDownload

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Ford Keast Wealth Management Resource Library

Post - February 14, 2019

  Looking for informative articles related to financial planning, wealth management and current trends? Introducing the Ford Keast Wealth Management microsite.  Our microsite is a ...

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Congratulations, Partner

Post - February 14, 2019

Congratulations to Eric Van Bart on becoming partner effective January 1, 2019! Eric joined our firm in January of 2005 after graduating with distinction from ...

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Dress Codes & Hygiene

Post - February 7, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews personal appearance, dress codes, piercings, tattoos and hygiene as it relates to the workplace. This issue provides information for employers to ...

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Ford Keast Human Resources Consulting Services

Post - January 17, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews some of the specific services provided under the HRC umbrella. Read the full document here: Ford Keast HRC ServicesDownload

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Employment Standards Poster

Post - January 10, 2019

This Fast Facts reviews the revised "what you need to know" poster. The revision is a result of Ontario Government initiatives. Read the full document ...

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Glen Cairn Toy Drive

Post - December 19, 2018

  Our 2018 Toy Drive with Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre has been a great success. This year staff brought in everything from stuffed elephants ...

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Here for Her

Post - December 19, 2018

  This year our team collaborated with Rachel Ettinger of Here for Her to collect feminine hygiene products for the London Food Bank. The products ...

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Holiday Parties

Post - November 22, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the holiday season and holiday celebrations. Read the full document here: Holiday PartiesDownload

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FK Climbers

Post - November 15, 2018

  On November 8th, 2018 our superhero team took 472 steps up the One London Place stairs to help raise funds for the United Way.  ...

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Bill 57: Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act & Bill 66: Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act

Post - November 8, 2018

This Fast Facts focuses on changes to the Employment Standards Act related to Bill 57 and 66. Read the full document here: Bill 57 & ...

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Bill 47: Making Ontario Open for Business Act – Royal Assent

Post - November 2, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews Bill 47 and the Employment Standards Act. Bill 47 was developed as a result of election and post-election promises by the ...

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KM’s for a Cure – Bethany’s Hope

Post - October 15, 2018

  On October 13th our team laced up and clicked in for KM's for a Cure in support of Bethany's Hope Foundation. A few team ...

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Bill 47: Making Ontario Open for Business Act

Post - October 11, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the proposed Bill 47 and the Employment Standards act. Bill 47 was developed as a result of election and post-election promises ...

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Compliance (5) Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Post - October 5, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews compliance related to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Read the full document here: Compliance: AODADownload

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FK Crunchy Numbers – 10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces

Post - October 5, 2018

  Whoever said accountants aren't athletic has never met the Ford Keast Crunchy Numbers Team!  On September 28th, Ford Keast proudly participated and sponsored the ...

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Tax-manian Devils

Post - September 28, 2018

  As our second FK soccer season comes to a close, we are preparing for our season on the indoor turf. Our team is best ...

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Compliance (4) Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)

Post - September 19, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews compliance as it relates to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Read the full document here: Compliance: WHMISDownload

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Compliance (3) Violence & Harassment in the Workplace

Post - September 12, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), in particular related to Violence and Harassment in the Workplace. Read the full document ...

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Compliance Series (2) Occupational Health & Safety Act

Post - September 5, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews compliance as it relates to Health and Safety. Read the full document here: Compliance: Health & SafetyDownload

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August Race-cation: Ian Hillis’ 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race

Post - August 21, 2018

  On August 8th, Ian and his family began the journey to Leadville, Colorado to start their next race-cation. On August 11th Ian competed in ...

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2nd Annual Staff BBQ

Post - August 6, 2018

  On Thursday August 2nd our social committee organized our second annual staff appreciation bbq! The Partners were on grilling duty while the staff were ...

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Compliance Series (1) Posters & Policies

Post - August 1, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the requirement to post the latest version of information for employees on an accessible company bulletin board. Read the full document ...

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Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament

Post - June 11, 2018

  On Thursday June 7th, Ford Keast sponsored and participated in the 5th annual Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament.  Ford Keast has been a proud ...

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Marijuana/Cannabis

Post - May 15, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews Marijuana/Cannabis and up-coming legalization. Read the full document here: MarijuanaDownload

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Statutory Holiday Pay

Post - May 1, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews Statutory Holiday Pay calculations. Read the full document here: Statutory Holiday PayDownload

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Jerseys for Humboldt

Post - April 12, 2018

  Ford Keast Team Members support and pay tribute to the families of the Humboldt Broncos by participating in Jersey Day. Our team stands strong ...

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Bill 203: Pay Transparency Act & Salary Ranges

Post - April 1, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act. The Bill establishes requirements relating to the disclosure of information about the compensation of employees and ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (8) Equal Pay for Equal Work

Post - March 1, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and equal pay for equal work. It is part eight in a ...

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Federal Budget Commentary 2018

Post - February 28, 2018

  Ford Keast Federal Budget Commentary 2018   

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Betters Jobs Act (7) Rules & Exemptions

Post - February 15, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 200 (the 'ESA'). Most workplaces in Ontario are governed by the ESA. This Fast ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (6) Additional Statutory Holiday Pay Information

Post - February 8, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the 'ESA'). Most workplaces in Ontario are governed by the ESA. This Fast ...

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Ian Hillis – Finding the Balance

Post - February 7, 2018

  Our partner Ian Hillis was featured in the February/March 2018 CPA Magazine. In this article Ian speaks on finding balance as a partner, husband, ...

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FK Cycle Club

Post - January 22, 2018

  On Saturday January 20th our team took part in a spin class hosted by Lululemon & Rev3k Spin to support Anova, the Women's Community ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (5) Enforcement

Post - January 18, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the 'ESA'). Most workplaces in Ontario are governed by the ESA. This Fast ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (4) Ministry of Labour Poster

Post - January 12, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 related to the Ministry of Labour poster. This is part four in ...

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A Clean Sweep!

Post - January 10, 2018

  Congratulations to Derek Cleary, Meg Ledingham and Karen Sage who have successfully passed the 2017 Common Final Exam (CFE)! After completing their practical experience ...

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www.fordkeast.com

Post - January 5, 2018

  Welcome to the new and improved fordkeast.com! Our new website provides easy navigation of our services and information about current news and events. It ...

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FK Climbers

Post - January 4, 2018

  On November 2nd, 2017 our team took 472 steps up the One London Place stairs to help raise funds for the United Way.  The ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (3) Stat Holidays

Post - January 1, 2018

This Fast Facts reviews the major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000. This is part three in a series of high level information related ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (2) Leaves of Absence

Post - December 15, 2017

This Fast Facts reviews major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the 'ESA'). This is part two in a series of high level information ...

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New kids on the block

Post - December 7, 2017

  Congratulations to Robert (Bob) Sandford on becoming partner effective January 1, 2017. In 2003 Bob started his own business providing accounting, assurance and tax ...

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Congratulations, Partner

Post - December 7, 2017

  Congratulations to Ian Hillis on becoming partner effective January 1, 2017! Ian Hillis joined our firm as a co-op student and went on to ...

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Bill 148: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act (1)

Post - December 1, 2017

This Fast Facts reviews the major changes made to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the 'ESA'). This is part one in a series of high ...

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Offer of Employment

Post - November 1, 2017

This Fast Facts reviews written offers of employment. A written offer of employment (also known as an Employment Contract or Employment Agreement) outlines the arrangement ...

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