Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On September 8, 2016, Ontario employers will have much more to deal with under health and safety legislation.
Torys LLP
The Government of Ontario initiated the Changing Workplaces Review in 2015 to determine what changes, if any, should be made to employment and labour laws...
Gowling WLG
The Pensions Regulator has recently published a discussion paper inviting views on 21st century pension trusteeship.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
Arbitrator Larry Steinberg faced a plethora of issues in the recent case of Toronto District School Board v. CUPE, Local 4400 (Naccarato Grievance), [2015] O.L.A.A. No. 429.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
The majority found that Suncor had failed to meet these requirements. Suncor appealed to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench.
McLennan Ross LLP
Many employers have annual bonus plans which provide additional compensation to employees upon the achievement of certain objectives.
Further to our series of posts on Ontario's new Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, which amends the OHSA, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has recently issued a Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment under Ontario's OHSA.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Terminating an employee for expressing his political opinions at work can be costly for an employer.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
It was impossible for Mr. Lau to deal with the allegations against him. It was impossible for him to properly defend himself; from the outset the bank believed that the client told the truth.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, "work" is deemed to be performed when an employee is travelling on business, even if that time is non-productive and outside normal business hours.
The Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in the case of Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. should have all employers running to double-check and possibly amend their bonus plans.
Cox & Palmer
In Passamaquoddy Lodge v CUPE Local 1763 2016 NBQB 056 the Court of Queen's Bench upheld an original arbitration decision condemning an employer for suspending an employee...
On September 8, 2016 the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will be amended to bolster an employers obligations with respect to harassment prevention generally, and sexual harassment...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Jusqu'à tout récemment au Québec, les motifs de discrimination illicites énumérés à l'article 10 de la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne (ci-après la « Charte ») du Québec ne comprenaient que la race...
Technological developments and the need for employers to monitor employees' activities and to minimize accidents and hazards require constant adjustments in order to respect the right to privacy.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will be amended to bolster an employers obligations with respect to harassment prevention generally, and sexual harassment specifically.
An employee has been convicted of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after he drove towards his boss three times, "trying to scare him".
Miller Thomson LLP
Employers in a unionized setting often believe that having insurance in place to cover group benefits to which employees may be entitled pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) insulates them...
Changes made to the Ontario PBA now require a pension plan's SIPP to include information as to whether ESG factors are incorporated into the plan's SIPP and, if so, how those factors are incorporated.
Barry Fisher Mediation & Arbitration
The Ontario Court of Appeal reviewed a decision in which the Plaintiff was denied his bonus because there was a provision in the bonus plan which required the employee to be " actively employed"...
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