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Enhance your employees’ well-being with portable benefits tailored exclusively for the open-shop construction industry and its partners.
Sharpen your skills and stay competitive at Merit College of Construction. High-quality education and scholarships that encourage a skilled, competitive and robust construction workforce.
As provincial policies continue to shift, we stand firm in our mission to elevate Canada’s open shop construction industry. Our mission is to develop a regulatory and business environment that not only supports open shop principles, but a spirit of open and transparency in the construction industry as well.
From our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP:
On April 23, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decision in Ontario (Labour) v. The City of Greater Sudbury. It is a decision that could dramatically increase Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) liabilities for owners and employers on construction projects.
The Court found that, because the City employed quality control inspectors who had been attending the project, the City was legally responsible as employer for ensuring OHSA compliance on the project, and to exercise reasonable care. No equitable factors such as control or the City’s role in respect of the project were considered, and what might be reasonable in these circumstances has yet to be determined. All owners and employers in construction should be aware of this decision as it could require immediate changes to the approach to, and organization of, construction projects.
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We are proud to announce Merit’s Mental Health Strategy.
This program will keep mental health at the forefront for Merit members, their employees, and families.
We have made available to our members resources to assist in navigating mental health issues in the workplace and at home.