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More Ontario civil servants earning $100,000 or more; Website provides tools for employers; N.S. attorneys launch safety complaint
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2010

More Ontario civil servants earning $100,000 or more

Toronto — The number of Ontario civil servants who earn more than $100,000 increased by 18 per cent to hit 63,671 in 2009, according to the province’s “sunshine list.” Former Ontario Power Generation president and CEO James Hankinson topped the list with a total compensation of $2,152,748. Second was his successor, Tom Mitchell, at $1,042,567, followed by Art Gallery of Ontario CEO Matthew Teitelbaum at $981,013. Since 1996, the province has required organizations that receive provincial funds to disclose the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.

Website provides tools for employers

St. John’s, N.L. —The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Students in Free Enterprise and the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Coalition have launched a website to provide tools to human resources professional at small- and medium-sized businesses. Www.nlhrmanager.ca has information about recruitment, retention, engagement and compensation, among other things. It also contains sample documents, such as offer and rejection letters, and templates for employee handbooks and surveys. Although the website is designed for Newfoundland and Labrador businesses, HR professionals in other jurisdictions may find it useful.

N.S. attorneys launch safety complaint

Halifax — The Nova Scotia Crown Attorneys’ Association has launched a formal complaint under the province’s occupational health and safety act about safety issues at the Halifax and Dartmouth courthouses. There have been several incidents where individuals have been convicted of attacking or threatening Crown attorneys in court, said association president Rick Woodburn. The attorneys have requested a number of safety improvements at all courthouses, including secure prisoners’ benches and permanent metal detectors at courthouse entrances.

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