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Date(s) - 19/03/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Community Living Owen Sound and District


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On November 27th Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent and became law. Bill 148 affects everything from minimum wage and public holiday pay, to how employees request scheduling changes, refuse shifts and take leaves of absence.

Many families do not realize that this new legislation and employment law generally can apply to them and their relationship to workers they engage to provide supports to a loved one with a disability. Families face real risks if they don’t consider their legal obligations to workers or take steps to protect themselves and their families from liability.

On March 19th, 2018. Community living Owen Sound and District is pleased to host Cheryl Wiles Pooran, a disability and employment lawyer from Pooran Law who will deliver an in-person information and training session for people and families engaging workers for support. These sessions will review:

  • The most significant aspects of the Bill for families in the Developmental Services Sector and the dates they will come into force;
  • How you determine whether these obligations apply to your relationship with your worker;
  • What your responsibilities are to a worker who is an independent contractor or an employee;
  • What steps you can take to protect your loved one with a disability and your family, and ensure positive relationships with your workers; and
  • Free resources to help you manage your worker relationship and ensure compliance with the law.

We hope that you will join us for this free session Monday, March 19th, 2018. Arrive at 5:45 p.m. The session begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. to be held at Community Living Owen Sound and District 769 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound. (Video Conferencing at Community Living sites in Kincardine, Walkerton & Wiarton may be possible – Details to follow)

RSVP by March 12th, 2018 to the BPACL office at 519-534-0553.

Bill 148 and direct Funding – Information Session for Families Engaging Workers