Brittany Keating in the NLCA 2020 Construction Journal | 5 Changes Coming to N.L. Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Obligations
January 8, 2020
By Brittany Keating, Lawyer at McInnes Cooper
Newfoundland and Labrador employers must already comply with occupational health and safety regulations mandating they conduct a workplace risk assessment and mitigate risks of workplace violence. But as of January 1, 2020, those regulations will change, providing new protections to workers – and imposing new obligations on their employers. With the risk of significant liability if convicted for non-compliance under the Occupational Health & Safety Act or the Criminal Code (including corporate fines, personal fines, and even jail time), employers must be ready. The count down is on: understand the new regulatory requirements and create or review and revise your violence and harassment prevention plan before they take effect. In her article The countdown is on: Five changes coming to workplace violence and harassment prevention obligations (PDF), as published in the Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association’s (NLCA) 2020 Construction Journal, McInnes Cooper Labour & Employment Lawyer Brittany Keating identifies five key changes that will take effect on January 1, 2020.
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