On November 27, 2017, Bill 148 (the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act) received royal assent, the result of which is significant changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act, with minor changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
U of G will support up to seven faculty and staff to embark upon Leave for Change, a short-term (3-4 week) volunteer assignment in a developing country. Applications for 2018 are being accepted until March 12, 2018: https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/staff-faculty-leave-change/information-applicants
As part of the ongoing commitment and effort of the University to enhance mental health support and resources for faculty and staff, effective January 1, 2018, the University’s Extended Health Care plan will no longer require a physician’s referral to access Psychological Services coverage. This change will be applicable for any claims submitted on or after the effective date.
Details on the benefit plans provided by the University are outlined in the Benefit's Section.
On November 27, 2017, under Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, the Ontario government passed legislation increasing Ontario’s minimum wage effective January 1, 2018. Further information may be found in the January 1, 2018 Minimum Wage Rate Increase section.
WorkAlone is a brand new feature to the SAFEGryphon App. WorkAlone is a way for anyone to virtually check in with a family member, friend, co-worker or anyone you choose if the user is working late at night or is working alone or would feel safer if they were being checked up on during this time. WorkAlone is fully customizable and allows the user selects how long the work alone session will last and how many times a “check in” is req
Please note that Sun Life is performing maintenance work that requires the E-Claims system to be unavailable until approximately 9:00 am on Wednesday November 15th.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are pleased to advise that the University of Guelph and the Exempt Group, which negotiates terms and conditions of employment for 34 full-time, temporary full time and part-time, administrative, clerical and technical employees employed in a confidential capacity at the University, ratified a new agreement on November 10, 2017. This three year renewal agreement amends the previous agreement that expired May 1, 2017.
Justin Liu, Laboratory Assistant in UofG’s Agriculture and Food Laboratory will be serving as a Dairy Lab Technician Advisor for The Malawi Milk Producers Association while on Leave for Change. You can check out Justin’s profile and follow Justin’s journey from October 28-November 26, 2017 on his blog.
UofG Library’s Wayne Johnston, Librarian, is serving as a Website Development Specialist for The National Vocational Training Institute in Ghana while on Leave for Change. You can follow Wayne's journey for the next 3 weeks on Wayne's blog. To find out how you can embrace an adventure of a lifetime and volunteer your talents and skills visit our Leave for Change web pages.