Blog posts by LeeAnn Cupidio

Compliance Issues for 2015 - Ontario Employers Take Note!

25/06/2015 by LeeAnn Cupidio
There have been several recent changes in Ontario law that have come into effect, or will soon, that impact amateur sport organizations in Ontario that have paid employees (including most NSOs located in this province). Employment Standards ...

Coaches' Liability and Responsibilities to Athletes

26/05/2015 by LeeAnn Cupidio
Regardless of their certification level, experience, employment or volunteer status, sport discipline, or location, coaches have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment for their athletes at all times. This obligation extends to en ...

New Anti-Spam Legislation - What Does it Mean for Sport Organizations?

25/03/2014 by LeeAnn Cupidio
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law* (CASL) was passed in December 2010 and is expected to come into force on July 1, 2014. Once in effect, the CASL is intended to protect Canadians from receiving unwanted communications while ensuring that businesses c ...

Update on the Use of Religious Headwear during Soccer Matches

12/03/2014 by LeeAnn Cupidio
We have been following this issue since it first arose in 2012, when the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) issued a rule prohibiting its players from wearing turbans and other religious headgear.  This discriminatory ban prompted the Canadian ...

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) - Compliance

04/11/2011 by LeeAnn Cupidio
Beginning January 1, 2012, all providers of goods and services within the province of Ontario, including charities and not-for-profit organizations will be required to comply with parts of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities A ...

Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Compliance

04/11/2011 by LeeAnn Cupidio
Last month we gave a presentation to the membership of the Sport Alliance of Ontario (SAO) relating to the requirements of the newly legislated provincial Bill 168 – Workplace Violence and Harassment.  This topic generated numerous question ...

Private Information on Work Computers and the Need for Clear Policies and Procedures

08/04/2011 by LeeAnn Cupidio
By LeeAnn Cupidio and Steven Indig If your organization does not have a technology policy in place to deal with the use of electronic devices such as work-issued computers, Blackberrys and cell phones, now is the time to get one. For those ...

Your Guide to the Updated Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

10/12/2010 by LeeAnn Cupidio
In our last newsletter, we started looking into the new forthcoming OHSA.  We have done more investigation here and it is important to highlight that the OHSA affects all employers in Ontario, including amateur sport organizations from all ...
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