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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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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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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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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
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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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Ontario Government Does About-Face On Bill 148 Public Holiday Calculation
In response to strong pushback from the business community, the Ontario government has doubled back on recent changes to public holiday pay calculation brought about by Bill 148.
Canada
15 May 2018
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Then Now Next: Ontario Government To Introduce Pay Transparency Legislation
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this morning that the Ontario government would introduce new legislation aimed at increasing pay transparency as part of a broader ...
Canada
8 Mar 2018
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Bill 148 Is Now Law
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. This means that the Bill has passed and is now law.
Canada
2 Jan 2018
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Working Notice Inappropriate For Employees Who Cannot Work
The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded an employee on leave due to disability, damages representing the salary he would have earned had he been able to work during the working notice period ...
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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No Bonus Entitlement - "Active Employment" Requirement Did Not Violate ESA
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently denied entitlement to bonus payout to an employee who quit his job.
Canada
4 Dec 2017
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Is It Work-Related? Novel Workers' Compensation Decisions Deal With Harassment And Assault
It may seem fairly obvious when a worker breaks her leg "in the course of employment". However, injuries and illnesses related to bullying and harassment have drawn significant attention in recent years...
Canada
24 May 2017
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Hindsight Is 20/20 – Employer Obligations Under The Workplace Violence Provisions Of The Occupational Health And Safety Act
Employers across the province are likely aware that they have a duty to take certain steps to protect their employees from violence in the workplace.
Canada
26 Oct 2016
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2016 Q2 HR-Law Webinar Part 5: ONCA On General Damages (Video Content)
Frank Portman discusses a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision which greatly increased the scope of general and other damages awarded in a wrongful dismissal action.
Canada
17 Aug 2016
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Human Rights Tribunal Rules On Family Status Protection For Infrequent And Unexpected Childcare Obligations
A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision confirms that family status protection may require employers to accommodate employees' sporadic or unexpected absences to fulfill childcare obligations.
Canada
22 Apr 2016
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Tip Protection For Servers – New Changes To The ESA
The Ontario government just passed a law to provide protection for servers and other employees who commonly receive tips.
Canada
10 Mar 2016
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Court Finds Abandonment For Failure To Return To Work Or Provide Medical
Disability management is a challenging issue for HR professionals. An employee with a disability may require an extended absence from work due to their medical condition.
Canada
10 Sep 2015
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Ontario Government Announces Details Of The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
Recently, the Ontario Government provided new details regarding the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (the "ORPP").
Canada
4 Sep 2015
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Court Strikes Down Termination Provision That Provides For Salary During Notice Period
Increasingly, the courts are striking down termination provisions in employment contracts resulting in lengthy common law notice awards to employees.
Canada
26 May 2015
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