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Ontario Employment Law Handbook: An Employer’s Guide, Tenth Edition

Ontario Employment Law Handbook: An Employer's Guide, Tenth Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-433-46557-7
Pages 140
Language English only
Price $65.00
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Written by Stewart D. Saxe, B.A., LL.B., and Lisa Stam, B.A., LL.B.
Published by Butterworths, 2011.

The Tenth Edition was released April 2011. The Ninth Edition was released November 2007.


Ontario Employment Law Handbook: An Employer's Guide addresses major employment issues in Ontario, from termination procedures to employee benefits and parental leave. It highlights the common law and statutory requirements affecting the employer-employee relationship, enabling employers, practitioners, human resource specialists and employees stay on top of the latest developments in the law. Whether you operate in a union, non-union, or mixed environment, you'll learn important ways to improve the employment relationship.

Ontario Employment Law Handbook features:
  • Well-written commentary on the specific rights and obligations of employers and employees on key issues such as:
    • collective bargaining
    • entitlement to overtime pay and severance
    • grievance procedures
    • health and safety issues
    • human rights
    • minimum compensation awards
    • minimum employment standards
    • negotiating with your union
    • reinstatement of workers following injury
    • responding to an application for union certification
    • wrongful dismissal
    • and much more.
  • Explanations of all major legislation which affects non-union and unionized workplaces in Ontario, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Human Rights Code and the Labour Relations Act.
New in this edition:
  • New Human Rights Tribunal regime – how does it work?
  • Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act – what are your obligations? how do you assess the risk of workplace violence and harassment?
  • Statutory holidays and leave – how do you handle Family Day, reservist leave, and compassionate leave?
  • Temporary workers – how has legislation governing temp agencies and temp workers changed?
  • Employee data privacy – how do you handle employee records and medical records to meet today's privacy requirements?
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board penalty certification – what actions can you take when dealing with attempts to unionize your workplace?
The Ontario Employment Law Handbook: An Employer’s Guide is an ideal tool for managers of workplaces that do not have a human resources specialist, HR managers who help comply with statutory duties, union business managers for use in collective agreement negotiations and when grievances arise, practitioners who are looking for a great quick reference, and in-house counsel who assist in developing and implementing corporate procedures.

The law in this edition is at January 1, 2011

Stewart D. Saxe and Lisa Stam are labour and employment lawyers at Baker McKenzie LLP.

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