KnowYourRights092010

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  • Became law on April 1, 2003 Applies to people who are 12 to 17 years old It was created to help young people understand and respect the consequences of crime, and prevent them from committing offences It also encourages consequences that a meaningful, outside the judicial system & help to repair the harm done by the crime committed www.jfcy.org
  • The YCJA only applies to laws passed by the Federal Government Offenses covered by provincial laws, such as trespassing, careless driving or under aged drinking are not covered by the YCJA www.jfcy.org
  • You may come in contact with the police if they believe you have, or are about to commit an offence or if you witnessed or were a victim of an offence Police cannot stop and question you for no reason You should ask the officer why they are asking, and if you are under arrest You do no have to answer questions by an officer, but it helps to cooperate www.jfcy.org
  • You can be searched when you have been arrested or officers believe you are carrying illegal drugs or a weapon, or alcohol The police can search your home or vehicle with your permission, if they have a search warrant or have sufficient evidence to enter without a warrant www.jfcy.org
  • Employers Law requires all employers must protect their workers from illness and injury They must have first aid kits and provide first aid training They must report workplace injuries within 3 days, to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board There are fines up to $25 000 for employers who do not comply http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/PreventionYHSRR
  • Workers Learn proper safety procedures for your job Report safety concerns to your employer It is your right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions – you cannot be suspended, fired or docked pay for refusing http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/PreventionYHSRR
  • In most cases; Work no more than 8 hours a day Work no more than 48 hours/week At least 11 hours off each day At least 8 hours between shifts At least 1 full day off/week Must have one 30 minute break or two 15 minute breaks within every 5 hours worked Breaks are unpaid, unless specified as paid in the employment contract http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/hours.php
  • Student minimum is $9.60/hour for people under the age of 18, working no more than 28 hours per week You always have to be paid for at least 3 hours of work @ minimum wage Overtime is applied after 44 hour are worked in one week, each additional hour is paid at 1 ½ times your wage http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/minwage.php http://www.worksmartontario.gov.on.ca/scripts/default.asp?contentID=1-3-3#H1
  • The Ontario Health & Safety Act (OHSA) exists because everyone deserves to work without fear of violence or harassment in the workplace Violence includes physical acts or threats, that cause or imply physical injury Harassment includes bullying, jokes, innuendos, offensive or intimidating phone calls etc. Employer must have policies and procedures that apply to these situations http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/pubs/fs_workplaceviolence.php
  • Human Rights Code – Freedom from Discrimination Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h19_e.htm#BK2
  • KnowYourRights092010

    1. 1. Know Your Rights & ResponsibilitiesA Youth Perspective
    2. 2. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)• Became law on April 1, 2003• Applies to people who are 12 to 17 years old• It was created to help young people understand and respect the consequences of crime, and prevent them from committing offences
    3. 3. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) • The YCJA only applies to laws passed by the Federal Government • Offenses covered by provincial laws, such as trespassing, careless driving or under aged drinking are not covered by the YCJA
    4. 4. The Police• You may come in contact with the police if they believe you have, or are about to commit an offence or if you witnessed or were a victim of an offence• Police cannot stop and question you for no reason
    5. 5. The Police• You can be searched when you have been arrested or officers believe you are carrying illegal drugs or a weapon, or alcohol• The police can search your home or vehicle with your permission, if they have a search warrant or have sufficient evidence to enter without a warrant
    6. 6. Workplace Health & SafetyEmployers• Law requires all employers must protect their workers from illness and injury• They must have first aid kits and provide first aid training
    7. 7. Workplace Health & Safety Workers • Learn proper safety procedures for your job • Report safety concerns to your employer • It is your right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions – you cannot be suspended, fired or docked pay for refusing
    8. 8. Workplace Hours & Breaks In most cases; • Work no more than 8 hours a day • Work no more than 48 hours/week • At least 11 hours off each day • At least 8 hours between shifts • At least 1 full day off/week • Must have one 30 minute break or two 15 minute breaks within every 5 hours worked • Breaks are unpaid, unless specified as paid in the employment contract
    9. 9. Workplace Wages & Hours• Student minimum is $9.60/hour for people under the age of 18• You always have to be paid for at least 3 hours of work• Overtime is applied after 44 hour are worked in one week
    10. 10. Workplace Violence & HarassmentThe Ontario Health & Safety Act (OHSA) exists because everyone deserves to work without fear of violence or harassment in the workplace• Employer must have policies and procedures that apply to these situations
    11. 11. Human Rights CodeFreedom from Discrimination• Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination
    12. 12. More Info. Justice for Children and Youth 416.920.1633 ~ www.jfcy.org Workplace Safety & Insurance Board www.wsib.on.ca Ministry of Labour www.labour.gov.on.ca Human Rights Code http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca

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