Can Employees Refuse to Return to the Workplace? [Ontario]

On April 8, 2021, Ontario enacted a province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order in response to growing COVID-19 case numbers.   This decision has resulted in some businesses being faced with further operational restrictions, closures, or returning their staff to work from home arrangements, where possible, for a period of 28-days.  Understandably, many […]

Vaccination Policy

Mandatory or Voluntary? That is the Question As COVID 19 vaccines are rolled out across Canada, as a business owner, you may be starting to wonder if all of your staff need to be vaccinated and whether you need to create a vaccination policy. Creating a vaccination policy may be […]

How and Why You Should Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Canadian organizations want their staff to reflect the country’s demographics and increasingly, they also want to see diversity in their supply chains.  Why? When one in 5 Canadians are “visible minorities, other than Aboriginal peoples” – that’s 7.67 million out of 34.4 million Canadians in 2016 – people want to […]

Payroll Deduction Remittances in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s face it – we all know our net income is a whole lot less after the Canada Revenue Agency takes its piece of the pie. As an employee, you want a breakdown of Revenue Canada payroll deductions and as a business owner, HR payroll specialist, bookkeeper, or accountant, you […]

Addressing Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Quarantine, pandemic, covid-19, and social distancing – it’s all taken a huge toll on the mental health and well-being of the Canadian workforce all across the country. In fact, a CTV News survey found that many Canadians are now reporting their mental health has suffered tremendously due to the onset […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Staff and Clients

As a leader or a team member in your workplace, it’s important to show your staff and clients some appreciation. And, with the holidays being right around the corner, now more than ever is the best time to show it! But, if you’re like most people, you might have left […]

Is Your Business Prepared for a Workplace Inspection?

In early November, the Ontario Government mobilized approximately 200 provincial offence and by-law officers in a campaign aimed to educate, enforce, and ensure businesses are complying with COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations.  These inspections are not scheduled in advance, and businesses cannot deny the officers access to the workplace premises. MOL […]