Posts for January, 2018

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OCT
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A Re-framing: When Love Hurts

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By:  Ruthann Weeks, CIRS Founder, Harmony Training & Development 3 Minute Read I had some training recently in my area of expertise. I have spent many hours researching and training on domestic violence, specifically related to it’s affects on the workplace. Last week I learned that I had to unlearn some things. When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships is authored by two women who have worked with thousands of abuse survivor... More...
JUN
12
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OH&S Changes in Alberta

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 June 1, 2018 sees the roll-out of the first overhaul of the OH&S code in Alberta in over 40 years. Along with the mandatory addition of Health and Safety Committees or Representatives, we at Harmony Training & Development are especially happy to see Section 27 of the code expanded to include harassment, including bullying and sexual harassment, and domestic and sexual violence added to workplace violence definitions. Alberta employees are responsible to train staff and implem... More...
JAN
18
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Legislative Changes

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 January 1, 2018, the Alberta Government adopted The Fair and Family-friendly Workplace Act that mandates up to 10 days of job-protected, unpaid, leave per year for those experiencing domestic violence.  It could be to deal with personal injury, to seek counselling, to move, or any reason the employee relates to abuse at home.   Let us know if we can help: Clarify what domestic abuse entails;  offer advice on how to support those reporting abusive situations... More...
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