Workplace Health & Safety

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

CDA Essentials, Issue 1, 22 - 26

Over the past month, you’ve noticed a change in one of the assistants who works at your practice. Usually, Janine is a friendly and engaging with the patients, but lately she seems more withdrawn. Her work ethic remains strong, but...

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Amy Groothuis quoted in Global news article on cannabis legalization in Saskatchewan

Global News

Amy Groothuis shares some of her thoughts on the legalization of cannabis in Saskatchewan.

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Get Ready: New Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Will Soon Be in Effect in Alberta

Following closely on the heels of its changes to the Labour Relations Code and the  Employment Standards Code, Alberta has passed new occupational health and safety legislation.  Employers must quickly get up to speed on these changes, as most of...

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Alberta Court of Appeal Allows Apportionment of Fault for an Accident Between a WCB-Covered Employer and a Non WCB-Covered Party

The Alberta Court of Appeal has just released McIver v. McIntyre (“McIver”), a decision that should help vehicle owners, leasing companies, insurers, and employers, sleep a little easier at night.  In McIver, the Court found that a worker who was...

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Amy Groothuis quoted in CBC news article on the importance of an impairment policy

CBC News

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Amy Groothuis quoted on importance of workplace impairment policies

Yorkton This Week

Amy Groothuis explains why a well-drafted policy that respects impairment in the workplace is so important for employers in anticipation of the legalization of cannabis.

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The Importance of Workplace Safety

With the 2014 introduction of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, and the repeal of The Occupational Health and Safety Act, fines for workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan rose to a maximum of $1.5 million for a corporation, and up to $500,000 for...

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The Right to Be Wrong: Supreme Court of Canada Lowers the Causation Bar on Occupational Disease and Injury

On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada provided considerable latitude to decision makers regarding occupational disease and injury in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority (“Fraser Health”). Fraser Health concerned three technicians at a...

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Additional WorkSafeBC Powers and Employer Obligations Come into Effect

Increased powers granted by the BC Government to WorkSafeBC, the provincial workers’ compensation insurer, are now in effect. Along with these changes, employers are now under additional obligations with respect to workplace incident investigation and reporting. These changes come by...

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Ontario Proposing Changes to Legislation for Injured Workers, Broader Public Sector and Firefighters

The Ontario Legislature has introduced Bill 109: the Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015, (the “ELSLAA”) which, if passed, will amend three separate acts impacting workers and labour relations in Ontario: the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the...

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