Latest From COCA

Introduction to Bill 148 The Construction Lien Amendment Act VIDEO

June 7, 2018
Click the link below for an informative video regarding the amendments to the Construction Lien act. This video covers the following six key points:

  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Trusts
  • Adjudication
  • Prompt Payment
  • Mandatory Release of Holdback
  • Mandatory Bonding of Public Contracts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_fFDVO3oKs

 

May Government Relations Report

June 4, 2018
Click the link below to download the May Government Relations Report which contains an overview of the election possibilities as well as notes on the May WSIB-OH&S committee meeting and upcoming COO and Board of Directors Meetings
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A Message from Sherrard-Kuz LLP re: Holiday Pay Calculations

May 9, 2018
Bill 148 ushered in significant amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), one of which was a costly change to the calculation of public holiday pay. On May 7, 2018, the Ontario Government announced it will undertake a review of the public holiday provisions of the ESA and has invited feedback. The review will be conducted in 2018, and submissions can be sent to exemptions.review@ontario.ca.

As an interim measure, the Government has enacted Ontario Regulation 375/18 which reinstates the pre- Bill 148 formula for calculating public holiday pay, effective July 1, 2018. 

As of July 1, 2018, an employee’s public holiday pay for a public holiday is equal to the total amount of the regular wages earned and vacation pay payable to the employee in the four weeks before the work week in which the public holiday occurred, divided by 20.

Sherrard Kuzz LLP will continue to monitor the public holiday calculation review, along with other Bill 148-related developments, and keep readers updated.

 

Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act 2018 Briefing Note

May 2, 2018
Click the link below to view a Briefing Note by Employment and Labour Lawyers, Sherrard-Kuzz, on Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act 2018. It’s a Government Bill that passed third reading in the Legislature last week and will receive Royal Assent before the Legislature rises on May 9th. It will come into force on January 1, 2019.
Briefing Note – Bill 3 Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation in Ontari.._

 

April Government Relations Report

April 25, 2018
Click the link below to download the April Government Relations Report which includes information about fall arrest week and the upcoming election
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Employment and Labour Law Update

April 12, 2018
Click the link below for an Employment and Labour Law Update from Sherrard Kuzz LLP, including explanation of increased fines for misclassifying an employee as an Independent Contractor and notes on the importance of an enforceable employment contract
Employment Labour Law Update – April 2018 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment Labour Lawyers (003)

Seeking Relief for the Industry from Bill 148

March 28, 2018
Click the link below to read the efforts COCA has been putting forth on your behalf seeking relief from the Personal Emergency Leave, scheduling and vacation portions of the new Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act by writing to and meeting with the Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn.
Letter Flynn Rev 1 03-12-18

 

Are You a Safety Leader?

March 19, 2018
Click the links below to view an excellent article on Proactive Safety in the Workplace
Safety Article Page 1
Safety Article Page 2

 

March Government Relations Report

March 28, 2018
Click the link below to view the March 2018 COCA Government Relations Report
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February Government Relations Report

February 27, 2018
Click the link below to download the February 2018 Government Relations Reprot
February 2018 Government Relations Report

 

January Government Relations Report

February 1, 2018
Click the link below to download the January 2018 Government Relations Report
January 2018 Government Report

 

Labour Management Network News

January 31, 2018
Click the link below to download the Winter 2018 Edition of the Labour-Management Network News
COCA e-News

 

Report To Membership

January 17, 2018
Click the link below for the 2018 Report to Membership outlining COCA’s achievements over the last 6 months
COCA Report to Membership January 2018

 

Bill 148 Briefing Note

January 3, 2018
Click the link below for a recent briefing note from COCA Associate Member Sherrard-Kuzz LLP. The briefing note outlines the recently published regulations under the Bill 148 amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Ontario Labour Relations Act. These came into force on January 1, 2018.
Briefing Note – Bill 148 Now Published – What you should know

 

November Government Relations Report

December 13, 2017
Click the link below to read up on what’s happening with Bills 142 & 148 as well as a brief summary of what’s new with the Ontario College of Trades and more…
November Government Relations Report