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Atlantic Employers’ Counsel – Summer 2013

DUE DILIGENCE

Generally, occupational health and safety legislation in Atlantic Canada, like other jurisdictions, requires employers to take reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of workers in their workplace.

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INCIDENT RESPONSE

What will happen at your workplace if a serious incident or fatality occurs? Will your managers know how to respond?

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND RECENT CASES


Newfoundland & Labrador

Amendments to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act that can be read herewill establish a new occupational health and safety regime in offshore areas of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Nova Scotia
Amendments to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act received proclamation and will come into force on a future date.

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Prince Edward Island
A change was recently made to the Prince Edward Island Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “PE OHS Act“) effective May 8, 2013. As a result, a prosecution for an offence under the PE OHS Act must now be commenced within two years.

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New Brunswick
On June 1, 2014, significant amendments to the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “NB OHS Act“) will come into force.

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CANADA LABOUR CODE

Two recent cases prosecuted under the Canada Labour Code (the “CLC“) identify mitigation as a factor to take into consideration when sentencing and the importance of a safety culture at the workplace.

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RECENT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PENALTIES IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Learn more about recent penalties throughout Atlantic Canada.

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New reporting requirements for beneficial ownership of Nova Scotia companies

March 28, 2023

By Kimberly Bungay On April 1, 2023, the Nova Scotia government will proclaim into force Bill 226, which amends the Companies Act (the “Act”) to require companies formed under the Act to create and maintain…

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Abuse of sick leave / failure of employee to participate in accommodation process: Vail v. Oromocto (Town), 2022 CanLII 129486

March 21, 2023

By Chad Sullivan and Kathleen Starke Background A recent decision, Vail v. Oromocto (Town), 2022 CanLII 129486, involved several grievances including an unjust dismissal claim by a firefighter as well as a grievance filed by…

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Underused Housing Tax Act introduces new tax on vacant or underused housing

March 13, 2023

By Stuart Wallace and Kim Walsh On January 1, 2022, the Underused Housing Tax Act (the Act) took effect. The Underused Housing Tax (the UHT) is an annual 1% tax on the value of vacant or…

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Parlez-Vous Francais? Recent amendments to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language may impact Atlantic Canadian businesses

March 7, 2023

By: David F. Slipp and Levi Parsche In May 2022, Bill 96 was adopted by Quebec’s National Assembly, significantly amending the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter“). The amendments create new requirements for using…

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The Winds of Change (Part 7): Paying the Piper: New Newfoundland and Labrador Fiscal Framework expects billions in revenues from wind to hydrogen projects

February 24, 2023

By Dave Randell, G. John Samms, and Stuart Wallace With the deadline for bids on crown lands available for wind energy projects extended to noon on March 23rd, the latest development in our Winds of…

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Retail Payments Activities Regulations released and open for comment

February 14, 2023

By Kevin Landry and Colton Smith The Retail Payment Activities Regulations have been released in the Canada Gazette Part 1 for comment. Interested persons may make representations concerning the proposed regulations for a period of 45…

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Outlook for 2023 Proxy Season

February 13, 2023

By Andrew Burke, Colleen Keyes, Gavin Stuttard and David Slipp With proxy season once again approaching, many public companies are in the midst of preparing their annual disclosure documents and shareholder materials for their annual…

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Open work permits for dependent family members of foreign workers

February 9, 2023

By Brittany Trafford and Sean Corscadden In response to the nationwide labour shortage, the Federal government is allowing select family members of foreign workers to apply for open work permits. This temporary policy came into…

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Change to Ontario Employment Standards: IT consultants and business consultants excluded from ESA

January 19, 2023

Mark Tector and Ben Currie Effective January 1, 2023, amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) took effect, excluding “business consultants” and “information technology consultants” from the application of the ESA. This is a…

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Land use planning in Prince Edward Island – the year in review

January 13, 2023

By Perlene Morrison, K.C. and Curtis Doyle Once again, the time has come to review the year that was and to chart the course for the year ahead. For municipalities and planning professionals in Prince…

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