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No "Passing The Torch": Only Unions And Employers (Not Grievors) May Bring Judicial Review Applications
Grievance arbitration is intended to be an efficient and cost-effective means to resolve workplace disputes without resort to costly litigation in the courts. When an arbitrator issues an award
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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Unretiring Reasonable Notice: ONCA Confirms 24-Month Notice Cap
Employers have noted with alarm that judicial decisions regarding employee entitlements on termination have grown in leaps and bounds. Employers often applied "one month per year" as a rule of thumb
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Think You Suffered Family Status Discrimination? First Things First – Were You Employed In Ontario Or B.C.?
The law governing family status discrimination under human rights legislation is unsettled and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Canada
2 May 2019
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Does Human Rights Legislation Apply To Job Ads On Facebook?
Technological advancements frequently outpace the law's ability to respond to the challenges they create. With the click of a button, employers can now reach hundreds or even thousands of potential
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Has BC Court Opened The Door To More Court Claims Of Harassment?
Since the early 1980s, plaintiffs have been precluded from bringing court actions solely predicated on suffering discrimination or harassment under human rights legislation.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Bill 66 Is Now Law – New Rules For Overtime Averaging, Excess Hours
The Ontario government has ushered in further employer-friendly amendments to workplace laws with the passing of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, which received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019.
Canada
22 Apr 2019
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Employer's Just Cause Assertion Backfires, Results In $1,000,000 In Liability
The employer asserted just cause on the basis of an alleged fraud.
Canada
12 Mar 2019
8
How To LOSE A Union Application For Certification
The prospect of becoming unionized is unwelcome for many employers.
Canada
28 Feb 2019
9
The Fine Line Between "Owner" And "Constructor" - Court Comments On The Legal Role Of An "Owner" On A Construction Project
One of the most complex issues under Ontario OH&S law relates to determining which party on a construction project is the "constructor" within the meaning of the OHSA.
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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Mud In The Water: Divisional Court Holds Limiting Language Required To Displace Presumption Of Reasonable Notice
It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to understand what language is required in order for a termination clause to be enforceable.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Bill 66 Proposes Further Employer-Friendly Amendments To Workplace Laws
The Ontario government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 on December 6, 2018. Bill 66 passed First Reading, and is set to bring about further employer-friendly...
Canada
21 Dec 2018
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Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee's Attempt To Avoid Liability For Theft
What options are available to an employer who, after signing a mutual release releasing an employee from liability, finds out that the employee embezzled a large amount of money?
Canada
4 Dec 2018
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Reporting Bad Conduct To Regulator Defamed Ex-Employee
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an employer defamed an ex-employee when the employer filed a false report with an industry regulator.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
14
Ontario Is Open For Business - Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent
Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, received Royal Assent on November 21, 2018. This means Bill 47 is now law, and will amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act.
Canada
28 Nov 2018
15
Legalization And The Workplace: Your Questions Answered!
On October 17, the federal government legalized recreational marijuana use. At the same time, Ontario's provincial government enacted the Cannabis Act and amended related legislation.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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The Truth Will Set You Free – A Bad Reference Is Not Necessarily Defamatory
The Divisional Court recently upheld a trial decision finding that an employer did not defame a former employee when it gave him a bad reference.
Canada
15 Nov 2018
17
Ontario Court Confirms That Unwanted Management Is Not A Constructive Dismissal
An increasingly common theme in wrongful dismissal actions are employee claims that an employer's allegedly heavy-handed and insensitive management constitutes a constructive dismissal.
Canada
11 Nov 2018
18
Bill 148 Rollback Alert
Ontario's Conservative government has moved to repeal most of the changes to the province's employment and labour legislation made by the prior government's Bill 148.
Canada
31 Oct 2018
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Court Disregards Release Where Settlement "Unconscionable"
The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed an employee to proceed with claims against his former employer regarding long-term disability insurance, even though he had signed a release in exchange for a severance package when his employment ended.
Canada
7 Sep 2018
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Superior Court Confirms that Employers can Fundamentally Change Employment Contracts with Reasonable Notice
In Lancia v. Park Dentistry, the Ontario Superior Court confirmed that employers can change the fundamental terms of an employee's employment, without providing consideration...
Canada
24 Jul 2018
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