On December 8, 2014, in keeping with one of its major election items, Ontario’s Liberal Government introduced Bill 56, An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Alberta's amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act have narrowly addressed the Supreme Court of Canada's concerns about the appropriate balance between freedom of expression and rights to privacy.
An employee’s persistent mockery and intimidating conduct towards a supervisor warranted a 6-month suspension, an arbitrator has held.
While New Brunswick does not protect discrimination based on "family status", each province in Atlantic Canada has legislation that provides for family leave.
All of the provinces and territories in Canada (except New Brunswick), prescribe human rights protections based on "family status" (or "civil status" in Quebec, which has been interpreted by the Supreme Court of Canada to include familial relationships).
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on "family status" under the Human Rights legislation in every Canadian jurisdictions, except in New Brunswick.
The basis of family status extends beyond childcare; there is also the developing issue of eldercare, that is, when members of the workforce need to take time away from work in order to tend to the needs of elderly and infirm parents.
There are so many shapes and sizes of family
businesses in Atlantic Canada, from husband-and-wife entrepreneurs
just starting out, to well established household names.
Minden Gross LLP
In an unusual case, a plaintiff nearly lost out on $8,000 in damages simply because she got to trial too fast.
The Ministry of Labour states, in its press release, that at least six workers were on the swing stage suspended 13 floors above the ground when it broke apart in the middle and collapsed.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
December 31, 2014 marks an important deadline for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). By this date, organizations with 20 or more employees in Ontario must file, and make available to the public, an accessibility compliance report.
Rudner MacDonald LLP
Stuart Rudner speaks with BAR-eX Communications about the obligations of employers and employers during a period of working notice.
Bennett Jones LLP
On November 20, 2014, Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, received royal assent.
A regular point of contention between unions and employers is the appropriate treatment of employees who are on protected pregnancy and parental leaves.
Miller Thomson LLP
Bhasin v Hrynew is a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court has recognized a general principle of good faith contractual performance.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Employment standards, such as rules surrounding pregnancy and parental leave, are regulated at the provincial level.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Tis the season to remind employers and employees it might be best to ho, ho, hold off on the merriment.
Today, December 4, 2014, the Company that supplied the swing stage that collapsed, Swing N Scaff Inc., was fined $350,000, and a company director was fined $50,000.
In Farwell v Citair Inc., the appellant argued that the trial judge made an error of mixed fact and law, and misapplied the principles of the law of constructive dismissal.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
To date, FSCO has not provided any guidance on what sort of factors would be considered to be "environmental, social, and governance," nor are those terms defined in the PBA or the Regulations.