Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Dentons (Canada)
In October 2013, Mr. Betts stopped reporting for work, claiming he was disabled due to illness, being a further incident of depression and anxiety.
Stringer LLP
Under Canadian human rights legislation, drug addiction or dependency is considered a disability that triggers the duty to accommodate to the point of undue hardship.
Stewart McKelvey
In a recent Ontario decision, an employee successfully sought default judgment for a wrongful dismissal claim. The employee's evidence was uncontested and the facts set forth in the Statement of Claim were deemed to be true.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
In the recent case of Fraser v. Canerector Inc., a 46 year old senior executive employed for 2.8 years asserted that he was entitled to his year end bonus on the termination of his employment in June, 2014.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Ontario Human Rights Commission issued a new Policy on Preventing Discrimination because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression.
Dentons (Canada)
An interest arbitration board has imposed a 24-hour shift for firefighters employed by the Ontario City of St. Catharines, despite the city's strenuous objections based largely on safety concerns.
Cassels Brock
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has posted a video it calls, "What to Expect During an Employment Standards Inspection".
Torkin Manes LLP
When making offers of employment, employers have to notify successful applicants of their policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.
Crowe Soberman LLP
In generations past, retirement was a definable event in someone's life - a milestone, fixed in time.
Soloway Wright
On this issue, Canadian employment law appears to be in the midst of rapid and draconian change.
Stewart McKelvey
Employers who deal with management of medical conditions and/or disabilities in the workplace know that each issue must be dealt with individually with particular attention to the specific facts and circumstances of the case.
Stewart McKelvey
An employer's "duty to accommodate" is a continually evolving – and sometimes confusing – area of the law.
Stewart McKelvey
Benjamin Franklin once said that a person should "be not sick too late, nor well too soon." However, what happens when an employee is sick too soon and well... well, never?
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On August 20th, Howard Levitt was interviewed on CKNW News Talk 980 discussing the recent exposé published by the New York Times describing the corporate culture at the retail giant Amazon.com as "terrible".
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On August 19th, Howard Levitt was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "The Arlene Bynon Show" discussing the recent story published by the New York Times describing the "dismal" working conditions at the retail giant's warehouse.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("the Tribunal") decided in favour of two teenaged employees who were fired for refusing to work on a religious holiday.
Stewart McKelvey
Even the best attendance management plans, drafted with great care and attention to the most up-to-date principles, often fail.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
By granting the application for leave to appeal of a dismissed employee, the Supreme Court of Canada has elected to resolve the long-running debate in the case law between two schools of thought.
Cassels Brock
Earlier this week we wrote about a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that considered the conflict that sometimes arises as a result of competing rights under human rights legislation and/or the Charter.
CCPartners
In Ontario more than 550,000 people work at hospitals, long-term care homes and other health care workplaces.
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McMillan LLP
As widely predicted, Budget 2015 proposes to reduce the amount that annuitants are required to withdraw from a Registered Retirement Income Fund ("RRIF") in 2015 and subsequent taxation years.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
Businesses often require employees to use automobiles to perform their employment duties. Most often, a business will provide an automobile to the employee or will pay the employee for use of the employee's own vehicle.
McLennan Ross LLP
The "commercialization" of migration has become increasingly common worldwide. As the need for temporary foreign workers has expanded, the use of a recruiter specializing in international talent has had a corresponding increase.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
On July 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision involving issues of both discrimination and national security.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Family status accommodation in the workplace continues to undergo critical judicial scrutiny.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
As summer gets a little hotter, employers may begin to feel the heat; firing employees in the summer may require an increase in the reasonable notice period.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The upcoming Civic Holiday is celebrated on Monday, August 3 in Ontario. The holiday, which was created in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, often raises questions for employees and employers alike.
Cox & Palmer
Under human rights legislation, employers have a duty to accommodate an employee's needs related to a prohibited ground of discrimination to the point of undue hardship.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a digitized world, it can be all too easy for unauthorized employees to access confidential information in the workplace, as recent breaches at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and some Ontario hospitals have shown.
Cassels Brock
The Court of Appeal held that the company did have just cause to terminate Ms. Steel's employment.
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