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Cell Phones and Driving

Drivers caught using a handheld device will be fined up to $1,000 — more than double the 2018 fine. Additional penalties include a three-day license suspension and three demerit points. For a second conviction within five years, the maximum fine rises to $2,000, plus six demerit points and a seven-day driver’s license suspension. Drivers with … Continue reading

Bill 47 – Repeal Bill 148

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) passed. Bill 47 repeals or rewrites parts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) introduced by the previous Ontario Liberal government. Bill 47 will be in effect on January 1, 2019. Due to Bill 47, the minimum wage will remain … Continue reading

Repeal of Bill 148

In late October, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, “Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018”. The Bill includes an almost full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and Ontario’s apprenticeship system. How is Bill 148 affected? – Minimum wage paused at $14 per hour – Partial repeal of scheduling … Continue reading

@211 Central

Finding help when you need it can be difficult. Call, text or live chat with 211 Central for help. The free and confidential helpline is answered 24hrs a day. Click to view the website.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Big News for Non-Profit

Big news for employees of the non-profit and charitable sector in Ontario. Under a new agreement, as many as one million Ontarians who work for non-profit organizations and registered charities will be eligible to join the provincial government pension plan. Read “Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan”.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Laid Off? Need Training?

If you have been laid off and are thinking of going back to school in January, Second Career could be for you! Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and… Explore careers that are right for your experience and skill set Gain assistance in career guidance Obtain support in the exploration and application … Continue reading

Gender Equality at Work

Did you know that companies with women in at least 30% of leadership roles see economic gains? In fact, companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth and 1.7 times more likely to have greater leadership strength. Learn more. Recently, Ontario midwives welcomed a ‘historic’ victory in a pay equity case. The … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Raise Helps

According to David Olive, Business Columnist for the Toronto Star, the benefits to raising Ontario’s minimum wage are tangible. A higher minimum wage means: – Higher household incomes – Increased consumer spending – Lower workplace turnover and absenteeism Seattle is an example of the effects of raising minimum wage. As a city driving towards a … Continue reading

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading

Low Unemployment in Oshawa

According to Statistics Canada, Oshawa has the lowest unemployment rate in the province and the third-lowest nationally. A labour force survey, released March 2018, indicates that Oshawa’s unemployment rate was down 1/3 of a percent from last year – currently at 4.5%. The unemployment rate in Canada is 5.8%. In Ontario the unemployment rate is at … Continue reading

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