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Part 1: The Not So Good and Not So Bad-Effect of Recent Ontario Labour Law Changes on Employers

Payroll binder

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), as its response to the Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review. There are several public hearings over the summer and then the bill would proceed through parliamentary process and with royal assent should pass the bill into law (with some minor changes given the Liberal majority) in September and October.  If passed, Bill 148 would introduce a range of changes for Ontario companies.

The Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning Poster

The Day of Mourning (also known as Workers’ Memorial Day) is officially recognized in about 100 countries worldwide. The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

Business Excellence Award Winners for 2016

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

Last night, ABL Employment was humbled and honoured to be the 2016 winner of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce "Business Excellence Award" in the category of "Service (large)". We are the first staffing company to receive this award. Congratulations to our president and founder, PJ Ferguson, and our entire team, but particularly our Burlington Office team, led by Area Manager Sharon Vrooman, and her team, Stephen, Nick, Mike, Tiffany, Robin, Charlene, Jeff and Natalie.

London ABL Office Honoured as "Best Employment Agency"

ABL Employment-Best Employment Agency Award

London Ontario office is honour to announce that we have been voted “Best Employment Agency” by readers of the London Free Press publication. Our office in London was first opened in 2003 by co-owner Jill Dee Ferguson - a lifetime resident of the London area. Over the last 14 years, ABL Employment has placed thousands of assignment employees into long-term and seasonal jobs in the London and surrounding areas, helping our employees and client companies meet their goals.

ABL Ranks High on 2016 PROFIT Ranking and Awards Programs

ABL Ranks High on 2016 PROFIT Ranking and Awards Programs

ABL Employment has officially made it on both 2016 PROFIT W100 and 500 lists. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranks ABL at #13 while the PROFIT 500 ranks at #234. The ranking and awards programs celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by providing entrepreneurs and their businesses with recognition for their achievements. 

BDO Business Value Award Winners: ABL Employment

BDO Business Value Award Winners: ABL Employment

With ten offices in Ontario and two in British Columbia, ABL Employment is no stranger to growth. But numbers don’t tell its entire success story. Established in Burlington, Ontario in 1999 by PJ Ferguson, the staffing agency’s progress is inextricably linked to its values, known as Foundation Principles. In essence, they combine the company’s business strategy with day-to-day touchstones for the entire staff, from its executive team and internal staff of about 44 to its 1,500 or so “Assignment Employees” who work at over 300 client sites.

New Partnership in BC Leads to More Temporary Jobs in the Manufacturing Industry

New Partnership in BC Leads to More Temporary Jobs in the Manufacturing Industry

Good news for job seekers in Canada—especially in British Columbia! To deal with a rising demand for construction and other related jobs, a new committee has been formed with the goal of generating a comprehensive skills training plan for workers. This new training program will open up tons of construction job opportunities. More importantly, however, this boom in the construction market will provide spin-off benefits for the local manufacturing industries that ABL Employment specializes in. This is a positive development for British Columbians and other Canadians looking to work in British Columbia.