Accessibility Act in hospitals

The #Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) came into force on June 13, 2005.  The purpose of this legislation is to...

Employment contracts: Best practices for enhancing enforcability

Written offer letters or employment agreements ensure certainty both during the employment relationship and at the time of termination. Moreover, by including a termination...

Hospital Employee Vaccinations

Hospitals are a unique workplace for many reasons, particularly with respect to employee health and patient safety.  The question “should flu shots be mandatory...

New mental health safety standard may impact employers’ duties related to employee mental health

Recent studies have shown that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and that mental health is the number...

What is the purpose of a Power of Attorney for Personal Care?

A #Power of Attorney for Personal Care (“#POA”) is a legal document in which an individual can specify who has authority to make care...

Workplace Accommodation of Employees Caring for Elderly Parents

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What hospitals and hospital workers need to know about the Employment Standards Act, 2000

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) is the primary piece of legislation governing Ontario’s workplaces.  It establishes minimum standards with respect to hours of...

Doctors: Pay lower taxes and keep more of your earnings now

Do you provide your professional medical services directly to a health care institution rather than through a corporation you control? If you do, you...

Protecting confidentiality in the health care setting: The menace of social media

Social media has connected the world and provided us with instant access to information in a way that no other innovation has. Most enlightened...

Taking leave for family emergencies

Family emergencies can impose urgent and important responsibilities on us at any time. When you have to take time off work to help a...

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