Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, comes into force in Ontario.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In October 2013, an arbitrator rejected a union argument that publication of individuals’ names in an arbitral award was possible only with their consent.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A proposed change to pension fund investment regulations in Ontario will require pension fund administrators to include in their statements of investment policies and procedures.
McInnes Cooper
On October 15, 2014, the Nova Scotia government introduced legislation that will, if passed into law, permit Pooled Registered Retirement Pension Plans in NS.
McInnes Cooper
The Regulations don’t specify the process to request the Director to review an officer’s orders or decisions; presumably, a party could initiate a review by filing a written request.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
We wanted to send out a reminder that as of October 29, 2014, employees in Ontario are entitled to three new job-protected leaves.
Benson Buffett PLC Inc.
Newfoundland and Labrador was the seventh Canadian province to enact whistleblower protection legislation, which came into force on July 1, 2014.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
A decision by the Quebec Superior Court serves as a reminder to employers to provide for an employee’s duty to mitigate damages in employment contracts containing clauses for termination.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In every jurisdiction in Canada, employees and employers share the responsibility for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Organizations and individuals often perceive advantages to casting their relationship as a "fee for service" arrangement instead of an "employer-employee" arrangement.
Miller Thomson LLP
In a decision released April 29, 2014, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal declared certain provisions of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act unconstitutional.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On October 21st, Howard Levitt was quoted in an HRM Online article entitled "How to handle Ebola fears in the workplace?".
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Howard Levitt spoke on the topic of comparing the amount of sick days employees use in the private sector versus the public sector.
Morisawa De Koven LLP
As a new small business owner, with fewer than 20 workers, you should be aware of the Ontario Ministry of Labour workplace inspection blitzes.
McKercher LLP Barristers & Solicitors
The legislation subsumes a number of statutes, including The Labour Standards Act, The Trade Union Act, and The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The Divisional Court upheld a noteworthy Ontario Human Rights decision in which the Tribunal ordered the reinstatement of an applicant whose employment had been terminated for almost a decade.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
I am often asked how I come up with a fresh topic every week for 15 years, now. I review every case from coast to coast and there is no shortage of them to choose from.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Gary Keating has become the poster child for entitled Canadian public school teachers and an abject lesson as to the problem with public sector labour negotiations.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In June, a majority of the Supreme Court held, in United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 503 v Wal-Mart Canada Corp., 2014 SCC 45, that an arbitrator had reached a reasonable conclusion in finding that Wal-Mart’s 2005 closure of a Quebec store constituted a prohibited unilateral change in conditions of employment following the certification of the union.
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 29, 2014, the following three new job-protected leaves of absence will come into effect under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000.
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Kranc Associates
Ever since the ‘Royal Bank Scandal’ in 2013, the Canadian immigration system continues to implement further guidelines, restrictions, requirements and constraints for employers.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The fundamental legal relationship between employer and employee is one of contract.
Kranc Associates
Currently, there are essentially three programs by which skilled workers can seek permanent residence (in addition to provincial programs).
 Blumberg Segal LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently undermined the established practice of determining damages for wrongful dismissal.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program was overhauled on June 20, 2014. Many of the changes were effective immediately, while others will be phased in.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Mere weeks from the municipal election, the sudden news of Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis brings to mind how devastating illness can be to one’s career.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
When one hears "constructive dismissal", one typically thinks of situations such as reducing an employee's salary or benefits or taking away an employee's job responsibilities.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The collective agreements for all teachers in the Province of Ontario expired on August 31, 2014. Teachers' unions have given notice to bargain.
McMillan LLP
The development of portable technology has dramatically altered the relationship between professional and personal life.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered its decision in "Irving Pulp & Paper Limited v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30".
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