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Attention Federal Employers: Significant Changes To Canada Labour Code As Of September 1, 2019
Federally regulated employers should take note of significant reforms to the Canada Labour Code (Code) that have been proclaimed into force and have taken effect as of September 1, 2019
Canada
5 Sep 2019
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Tribunal's Remedial Order Against Transport Canada Reminds Employers To Follow Sound Hiring Practices
Employers should review their hiring processes, having regard to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's recent award of remedies in Hughes v. Transport Canada, 2018 CHRT 15.
Canada
5 Sep 2019
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Time For Large Ontario Employers To Review Their Multi-year Accessibility Plans
Effective January 1, 2014, private sector employers with 50 or more employees in Ontario had to have multi-year accessibility plans in place and posted on their websites
Canada
5 Sep 2019
4
The Debate Regarding The Duty To Accommodate On The Basis Of Family Status Continues…
Courts and human rights tribunals have long debated the extent of employer's legal obligations when it comes to accommodating employees in their family status responsibilities
Canada
5 Jul 2019
5
WSIB Begins Providing Coverage For Medicinal Cannabis
School boards in Ontario are already adapting to the introduction of legal cannabis in Ontario through the adaptation of school policies that permit the sale and use of cannabis by adults
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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Federal Employers: Prepare For A Wave Of Change In Workplace Harassment Obligations
In the last few years, and particularly with the advent of the #MeToo movement, some employers may have seen a rise in the number of harassment complaints in the workplace ...
Canada
6 Jun 2019
7
Excessive Absenteeism And Reasonable Accommodation: Where To Draw The Line?
Some employers may feel caught off-guard when one of their employees is absent from work for lengthy and sometimes repeated periods of time, owing to a medical condition.
Canada
17 May 2019
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The Debate Regarding An Employer's Duty To Accommodate On The Basis Of Family Status Continues…
Courts and Human Rights Tribunals have long debated the extent of an employer's legal obligations when it comes to accommodating employees in their family status responsibilities.
Canada
16 May 2019
9
Employer Ordered To Pay Aggravated Damages For Failure To Properly Investigate And Discipline Workplace Harassment
On February 22, 2019, Justice Sossin of the Ontario Superior Court ordered an employer to pay $50,000 in aggravated damages because the employer ignored the plaintiff's workplace harassment complaints.
Canada
16 May 2019
10
Golden Rules Of Internal Harassment Investigations
The #metoo movement may have started in 2017, but workplace harassment and appropriate employer response are still proving to be ongoing challenges for businesses across the country as summer 2019 approaches.
Canada
16 May 2019
11
Court Of Appeal Confirms Lack Of Jurisdiction To Hear Proposed Gender-Discrimination Class Action Against Police Service
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Rivers v. Waterloo Regional Police Services Board has upheld the Superior Court of Justice's determination that it was without jurisdiction to hear a proposed class
Canada
9 May 2019
12
HRTO Finds Denial Of Coverage For Medical Cannabis Under Employer's Benefit Plan Non-Discriminatory
In a case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, an applicant alleged that an employee benefits administrator's decision to deny her coverage for medically-prescribed cannabis was discriminatory.
Canada
2 Apr 2019
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Court Of Appeal Rejects The Existence Of A Tort Of Harassment
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has denied the existence of a freestanding tort of harassment.
Canada
29 Mar 2019
14
Not So Full And Final? Recent Decisions Permitting Release Leaks
Getting a full and final release after ending an employment relationship or other dispute can often bring employers a sigh of relief: the employee has signed on the dotted line ...
Canada
12 Mar 2019
15
Nurse Who Misappropriated Narcotics Reinstated
A new labour arbitration decision in The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v. Ontario Nurses' Association 2019 CanLII 433 reminds employers that the duty to accommodate may be engaged
Canada
8 Mar 2019
16
Human Rights And Labour Legislation Held Not To Oust Jurisdiction Over Class Action For Breach Of Employment Contract
In Lewis v. WestJet Airlines Ltd., the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that the court's jurisdiction to hear cases alleging breach of an employment contract will not be ousted
Canada
8 Mar 2019
17
A New Year Brings New Amendments To The Labour Standards Act Into Force
On January 1, 2019, some provisions of Bill 1761 amending, in particular, the Act respecting labour standards (the ALS), came into force.
Canada
7 Feb 2019
18
Developmental Services Waitlist Class Action Versus Ontario Government Achieves Certification
Belobaba J. recently certified a proposed class action against the Ontario government over the operation and administration of a provincial social assistance program for developmentally disabled persons.
Canada
22 Jan 2019
19
Employment Law: Key Decisions From 2018
The year 2018 brought forth numerous noteworthy decisions in employment law across the country. We have summarized several of these decisions below.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
20
Employers, Time To Rethink Your Releases!
In the recent decision of Watson v. The Governing Council of the Salvation Army of Canada, 2018 ONSC 1066, the Ontario Superior Court had the opportunity to consider the enforceability of a standard employment release ...
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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