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Coronavirus – Answers to Employers’ Frequently Asked Questions

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is an evolving situation affecting people and organizations around the world. OSG strives to do everything we can to help protect the health and safety of our clients, partners, and workers. Below are answers to…

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Update: Employer Civil Liability for Workplace Violence, Bullying, or Harassment

In a precedent-setting decision issued in 2017, Justice Vallee of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that an employee named Constable (Cst.) Merrifield was entitled to damages because he was harassed in the workplace by his superiors at the…

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Cannabis and the Workplace: Safety-Sensitive Roles

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian Government legalized cannabis for recreational use across Canada. Many Canadians celebrated what’s come to be called “National Cannabis Day.” HR professionals and employers whose organizations employ workers in safety-sensitive roles were likely less jubilant.…

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5 Benefits of Diversifying Your Joint Health and Safety Committee

There are many benefits to an effective Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) in the workplace. An active JHSC can: Increase safety culture in your workplace Enhance safety communication Provide a way to empower employees Ensure your organization remains compliant…