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Mike, Dad and Irrigation

By Mike Bossy - September 17, 2019 Irrigation; my father Julien called it “irritation”. It was a 4-day period of around the clock watering of our tobacco crop. To me, it was an...

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Welcoming the New Team Member

Hiring new team members usually means that there is more than enough work for your current team to handle. Which means your team is busy.

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Parting Ways - Part 2: Spousal Support

By Angela Todd, This is part 2 of a series on considerations when a couple's relationships comes to an end. Unlike child support payments, which are not taxable or deductible, spousal support...

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Energize Your Team

As a leader, it can be challenging to keep your team enthused and engaged. Here are 12 ways to up the energy level of your team: Lead by example. Be enthusiastic, encouraging, and motivating....

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Mental Health in the Workplace: A Worthy Investment

The conversation around mental wellness is one we’re engaging in more often, and rightfully so. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) provides the following facts and stats derived from..

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Pitfalls of Custom Contract and Employee Classification

In November of 2017, Bill 148 introduced new provisions that expressly prohibits the misclassification of employees and places the onus of proof on an employer that an independent contractor and any other non-employee is in fact an independent contractor or non-employee.

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New Consolidated Food Safety Regulations

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations replaces 14 existing regulations

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Service Canada Announces Surprise Visits of Temporary Foreign Worker Employers

Service Canada recently announced that it will begin performing unannounced inspections of workplaces that hire temporary foreign workers, concentrating their efforts on the agricultural and caregiver sectors.

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Bill 148: Equal Pay for Equal Work

As of April 1, 2018 employers must pay part-time, casual and seasonal employees the same rate of pay as a full-time employee doing the same kind of work (and no, you cannot lower your full-time employee wage rates to match existing part-time or casual employee rates).

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Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018

The Government of Ontario has recently proposed a new legislation, Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018

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