3 things HR needs to knowUpdates from Consult CarswellBy Brian Kreissl08/09/2010|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/05/2010 HRPA creates guideline for HR professionalsThe Ontario-based Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has developed its first practice guideline, Requesting Notes to Validate Absences from Work from Physicians or Other Treating Health Care Professionals. It is available at www.hrpa.ca/OfficeOfTheRegistrar/Documents/Requesting%20notes%20to%20validate%20absences%202.1.pdf.Quebec, Manitoba increase health and safety finesIn Manitoba, fines for workplace health and safety violations increased under Bill 4, the Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act, which came into force on June 17. Fines increased from $150,000 to $250,000 for a first offence and from $300,000 to $500,000 for subsequent offences. In Quebec, fines under Bill 35, the Act respecting occupational health and safety, doubled on July 1, and will triple on Jan. 1, 2011. Fines for corporations increased from $500-$1,000 to $1,000-$2,000 for a first offence and from $5,000-$20,000 to $10,000-$40,000 if they endanger a worker. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.