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ORHMA In the Media

Liquor licensing impasse resolved - Toronto Star

Parkdale’s interim control bylaw repealed by Toronto Council
- Inside Toronto

Is Airbnb legal in Ontario?
- Toronto Star

Settlement offered on Queen St. restaurants
- Toronto Star

ORHMA Elects New Board Members - Hotelier Magazine

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Municipal Elections 2014: Employers' Obligation to Provide Paid Time Off to Vote   Hicks and Morley - Province-wide municipal elections will be held on October 27, 2014, and voting hours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, all employees who are eligible to vote in the election are entitled to three consecutive hours during voting hours on election day to cast their vote. To be eligible to vote, an employee must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years of age, and meet certain residency or property ownership or tenancy conditions.... read more >>
Ministry of Labour - New Leaves of Absence Come Into Force October 29, 2014  On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force. The bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to create three new job-protected leaves:
  • Family Caregiver Leave 
  • Critically Ill Child Care Leave 
  • Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave 
The ministry has developed a medical certificate document that could be used for family caregiver leave, critically ill child care leave and/or family medical leave... read more >>
Advisory Council on Government Assets Including the LCBO In April 2014   Ontario’s government appointed the Advisory Council on Government Assets headed by Ed Clark to provide recommendations on maximizing the value of its three key assets – Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). This council was guided by the government's preference to retain ownership of core assets. This past Friday Oct 17th, Ed Clark laid out the council’s ... read more >>
ORHMA Battles Credit Card Acceptance Fees!  Thursday October 9, 2014 Tony Elenis, President, CEO represented ORHMA at the Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce. Bill S-202 Act to Amend the Payment Card Newtworks Act was supported by ORHMA. Canada has one of the highest credit card acceptance fee structures in the world, the federal government must act in bringing a merchant system policy that works fair for all involved... read more >> 
ORHMA Advances Hospitality ORPP Concerns  ORHMA met with Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter (Scarborough- Guildwood) and her team. As we all know the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – 2017 Introduced in the budget speech, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) will be modeled closely after the Canada Pension Plan.  The budget lays out Premier Wynne’s plan for an Ontario Pension Plan. The plan would build on the CPP, and expand pension coverage initially to more than 3,000,000 working Ontarians who currently rely on the CPP. In the Legislature, Sousa said this means today’s workers could receive... read more >>
Harper Government Cuts Employment Insurance Premiums - 2015 ORHMA applauds the federal government’s efforts to find some relief for small businesses. While Canada has been faced with stubbornly sluggish job growth numbers, the federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver has announced a cut in employment insurance premiums... read more >>
WSIB Premium Rates Frozen for 2015   This past week the WSIB announced that the 2015 Premium rates will be frozen to the existing rates. This is welcoming news as this is the 2nd year of freezing these rates to 2013 levels. The ORHMA President and CEO, Tony Elenis, met with WSIB’s President and Chair on Monday Aug 11th on the premium rate presentation to sectors. Contributors to freezing the rates include: the sufficiency ratio from 2012 to March 2014 showed improvement, lower claims and more timely adjudication , health services and overall return to work performance... read more >>
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