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Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act: Ready or not, here they come

Open the newspaper on any given day, and it would not be surprising to see a new story on a sexual harassment issue in the workplace (hint: think Ghomeshi). Society is intolerant of this conduct. It appears the Ontario Government has listened.

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The Duty to Accommodate in Dental Offices

The Duty to Accommodate in Dental Offices

We receive calls every week from dentists complaining about employees who are taking too many illness or disability related absences. Dentists are frustrated because in a small office the absence of even one employee can be incredibly disruptive. Ten percent of employees are unscrupulous and will abuse the right to take sick days. We also routinely encounter employees who are disciplined by the employer for not doing their job properly, and suddenly struck down with an undefined illness for an indefinite duration.

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