Living Organ Donors to Receive Job-Protected Leave


Time Published on May 29, 2009

Ontario has passed legislation amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to provide up to 13 weeks of leave of absence without pay for employees who undergo surgery in order to donate organs to other persons.  The new leave will come into force upon proclamation on a future date.

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Ministry Announces Safety Blitz Aimed at Young Workers


Time Published on May 28, 2009

A new month, a new blitz!  In keeping with its practice of conducting new health and safety “blitzes” every month, the Ministry of Labour has announced that its inspectors will be focussing on the protection of young and new workers during the month of June.

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