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Employment & Labour Law ... Staying ahead of the curve

A retirement home support worker attends one day with a medical note informing you of a back condition. The note states the employee is unable to lift weights more than 10 pounds or stand for more than 15 minutes at a time. Support workers generally need to assist in lifting of residents and are required to stand for prolonged periods, so it is clear the worker will not be able to continue to perform his or her duties of employment as before.

Retirement Home Injury Reporting

The Obligation to Report a Critical Injury of a Non-Worker

Despite a controversial 2009 decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (Board) against Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, many employers operating in Ontario are still not aware of the obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to report a critical injury suffered by any person,including a non-worker, which occurs in a workplace.