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Canada Looks To Close Gender Pay Gap, Introduces Pay Equity Legislation For Federal Employers
On October 29, 2018, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Bill C-86) in the House of Commons, which proposes new pay equity legislation, the Pay Equity Act (Act).
Canada
6 Nov 2018
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Quebec Provides Guidance On New Time Limit For Filing Complaints Of Psychological Harassment
The Administrative Labour Tribunal clarified the terms under the Act respecting labour standards that provide the new time limit for filing a psychological harassment complaint with the Commission des normes, de l'équité, ...
Canada
31 Oct 2018
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Ontario's Pay Transparency Act Coming Into Force January 2019
Bill 3, Ontario's Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (Act), recently received royal assent and — with the exception of one provision — will come into force on January 1, 2019.
Canada
6 Jun 2018
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Certain Provisions Of Quebec's Pay Equity Act Are Invalid, SCC Rules
On May 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed that certain sections of the Quebec Pay Equity Act (Act) regarding pay equity audits were invalid, inapplicable and unenforceable.
Canada
24 May 2018
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Quebec's Updated Act Respecting Labour Standards Presents New Challenges For Employers
On March 20, 2018, Quebec's Minister responsible for Labour, Dominique Vien, presented Bill 176: An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate...
Canada
23 Mar 2018
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How Will Ontario's Pay Transparency Act Affect Your Organization?
The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (Act) in the legislative assembly, in part to close the wage gap between men and women by ensuring that compensation...
Canada
16 Mar 2018
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SCC Integrates Reasonable Accommodation Concept Into Assessment Of The Right To Return To Work
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently rendered judgment in Québec (Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron (Caron Judgment) ...
Canada
21 Feb 2018
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How To Achieve A Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
The overwhelming number of reports of #metoo cases, including several high-profile and public accusations of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace across industries in Canada...
Canada
26 Jan 2018
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Ontario Passes Bill 148, Rolls Out Major Changes To Workplace Laws
On November 22, 2017, the Ontario government passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), rolling out major changes to the province's employment and labour laws, ...
Canada
28 Nov 2017
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Pensions Newsletter – October 2017
Welcome to the 19th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter.
Canada
23 Oct 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules No Discrimination For Termination Of Drug-Addicted Employee
The appellant was employed by Elk Valley Coal Corporation (Elk Valley) in a safety-sensitive position at its coal mine near Hinton, Alberta.
Canada
27 Jun 2017
12
Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #5: Dos and Don'ts of Interviews
This is the fifth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. Interviewing prospective employees can be a difficult process for the applicant and the employer alike.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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Are Mandatory Gender Diversity Targets Coming For Public Companies In Ontario?
On June 7, 2016, the Ontario government announced that it has accepted all 11 recommendations set forth in Catalyst Canada's report...
Canada
20 Jun 2016
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Workplace Harassment, A Changing Legislative Landscape
There are legislative changes on the horizon that will affect Ontario workplaces as part of the Ontario government's "It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment."
Canada
17 Jun 2016
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Legal Trends 2016: Employment & Labour
In the past year, the media and governments across Canada have paid greater attention to workplace discrimination and harassment.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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New Employer Duties Under Ontario's Sexual Violence And Harassment Action Plan
Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015 contemplates amendments to six pieces of legislation, including Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Canada
16 Nov 2015
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Coming Soon To A Workplace Near You: AODA Employment Standards
All organizations with 50 or more employees in Ontario will be required to comply with the accessible employment standards made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 starting on January 1, 2016.
Canada
14 Oct 2015
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Duty To Accommodate Trumps Company Policy
In its recent decision, H.T. v. ES Holdings Inc. o/a Country Herbs, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) awarded two teenage employees over C$26,000 after they were fired for observing a religious holiday.
Canada
2 Sep 2015
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Reconciling Family And Professional Obligations: What Should An Employer Do?
In this case, the employee had been working for the employer as director of financial services for some years.
Canada
24 Mar 2015
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Happy New Year? AODA Requirements Coming Into Force On January 1, 2015
As described in previous Blakes Bulletins, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires public and private organizations in Ontario to take proactive steps to eliminate barriers to the participation of individuals with disabilities in Ontario society.
Canada
18 Nov 2014
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