HR Professionals Bill Passes Second Reading

Ontario’s human resources professionals are one step closer to belonging to a true professional regulatory organization.

On March 1, 2012, Bill 28, The Registered Human Resources Professionals Association Act, 2012, passed second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on General Government. The proposed legislation, which originally died on the order paper but was re-introduced following the election, has the support of all three political parties. If passed, the new law will give the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (the “HRPA“) new investigation and disciplinary powers and will allow the HRPA to set membership qualification requirements. In addition, the legislation will also give the HRPA the authority to make by-laws establishing practice standards as well as guidelines for continuing education and other matters.

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Andy Pushalik

About Andy Pushalik

Andy is a partner and the practice group leader of the Employment and Labour group of Dentons’ Toronto office. Andy has a broad labour and employment practice serving as “go to” outside labour and employment counsel to a wide variety of companies, charities and public sector organizations. Clients frequently seek Andy’s advice on sensitive human resources matters including workplace restructurings, discrimination and harassment complaints and workplace investigations. In addition, Andy regularly represents employers in all aspects of labour and employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal matters, grievance arbitrations and restrictive covenant disputes.

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