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New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted

On May 9, 2018, New York City enacted a number of laws addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  The laws are summarized below.  New York City employers who do not yet have anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies in place should promptly begin the process for adopting them.  New York City employers should also begin to make … Continue reading

Employer’s duty to provide professional training: the employer must take a pro-active approach

The legal principles All employees are granted a right to benefit from access to professional training in the course of their employment. In this respect, the French Labour Code states that the employer must ensure the employees’ adaptation to their job position and must secure the maintenance of the employees’ capacity to perform their tasks, … Continue reading

Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Training for All Workers and Supervisors in Ontario – In Effect July 1, 2014

Starting July 1, 2014, all employers covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will be required to give Basic Awareness Training to all workers and supervisors. The objective of this training is to enhance workers’ and supervisors’ knowledge of both their rights and responsibilities under the OHSA and highlight the OHSA’s overarching principle that workers, supervisors … Continue reading

Refusal to provide training and age discrimination: the cost-effectiveness is irrelevant

The legal background The issue of compensating the cost of expensive training provided to an employee is a well-known and legitimate concern for any employer who wishes to maintain the profitability of its business. However, in considering whether or not to provide such training in light of the cost of doing so, employers should take … Continue reading
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