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Jann Danyluk x London Inc. Magazine

Post - October 23, 2020

Jann Danyluk is an HR Professional and a Certified Investigator. In the October edition of London Inc. Magazine, she discusses the importance of neutral third-party ...

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Pandemic Preparedness (9): Mandatory Employee Screening

Post - September 29, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the Government of Ontario's announcement about mandatory employee screening. Read the full document here: Mandatory Employee ScreeningDownload

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Minimum Wage Adjustments & New ESA Poster

Post - September 28, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews two important updates. 1.) The Ontario Government's minimum wage adjustments and 2.) The new Employment Standards Act (ESA) poster. Read the ...

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The most important HR considerations for Business Owners during COVID-19

Post - September 10, 2020

Justine Zavitz, Vice President of Zavitz Insurance & Wealth connected with our Jann Danyluk to discuss the most important things you should be considering as ...

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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL): Ontario Government Extension

Post - September 8, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews an Ontario Government announcement regarding the extension of the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL). Read the full document here: IDEL Ontario ...

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Federal Government Support Program Announcements

Post - August 8, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the announcements made by the Federal Government related to support programs, specifically CERB and EI. Read the full document here: Federal ...

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Bill 195: Ending Ontario’s Declared Emergency

Post - July 29, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to Bill 195 and the end of Ontario's Declared Emergency. Read the full document here: Bill 195: Ending Ontario's ...

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Reopening: Stage 3

Post - July 9, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to regions re-opening in Ontario under Stage 3. Read the full document here: Reopening Stage 3Download

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Termination Clauses

Post - June 25, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to terminations of employment and a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision: Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., 2020. ...

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Ford Keast Human Resources Consulting Services

Post - June 24, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the wide variety of services provided by Ford Keast Human Resources Consulting. Read the full document here: FK HRC ServicesDownload

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Reopening: Stage 2 (2)

Post - June 17, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to regions re-opening in Ontario specifically pertaining to the extended emergency orders to June 30, 2020. Read the full ...

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Reopening: Stage 2 (1)

Post - June 9, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to regions re-opening in Stage 2 within Ontario. Read the full document here: Ontario Reopening Stage 2 (1) Download

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Pandemic Preparedness (8) Ontario Government New Regulation and Arbitrated Case

Post - June 1, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews information related to layoffs, and time away to self-isolate. Read the full document here: Ontario Gov't new Regulation & Arbitrated CaseDownload

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Reopening: Work Perspectives

Post - May 29, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews perspectives about working in a COVID-19 world with specific focus on young employees and any employee who is off-site from their ...

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Reopening: Mask Maintenance

Post - May 13, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the proper use and care of reusable face masks. It discusses whether an employer can require employees to wear masks at ...

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Reopening: Working Remotely vs. Returning to On-Site

Post - May 8, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews returning to work from the remote workplace, including employee and employer rights. Read the full document here: Working Remotely vs Returning ...

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Reopening: Ontario Stage 1

Post - May 4, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews the Ontario Government Stage 1 of re-opening the province. Read the full document here: Ontario Stage 1 - Return to WorkDownload

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Recalling Employees back to Work after Layoff

Post - April 28, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews recalling laid off employees in a non-unionized environment back to work. Read the full document here: Recalling Employees to Work After ...

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Canada Summer Jobs Program

Post - April 16, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews Canada's Summer Jobs Program and adjustments that have been made due to COVID-19. Read the full document here: Canada Summer Jobs ...

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Statutory Holidays & Layoffs

Post - April 9, 2020

This Fast Facts reviews statutory holidays during layoffs. Read the full document here: Statutory Holidays and LayoffsDownload

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business Etiquette

Post - October 21, 2019

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

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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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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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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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Overtime

Post - June 6, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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