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Beyond "9 To 5": Understanding Ontario's Overtime Rules
Aside from some "tweaks", not much has changed when it comes to the Ontario's overtime rules[1] in many years.
Canada
25 Sep 2019
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Accommodation Is A Two-Way Process
The case of Joseph v. Tecumseh Community Development Corporation (2019 HRTO 635) is a good reminder that the process of accommodating human rights in the workplace is a cooperative one, requiring effort and...
Canada
8 Aug 2019
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Not-So-Breaking News: You May Not Contract Out Of The Employment Standards Act, 2000
In a previous blog, I discussed recent cases discussing the enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements. In Ariss v. NORR Limited Architects & Engineers, 2019 ONCA 449,
Canada
17 Jun 2019
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Bill 66 Changes: Is "Less Pay For Overtime" An Accurate Headline?
You may have seen this headline last week, and wondered how it will affect your organization.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Divisional Court: Employees With Mental Stress Injuries Suffered At Work Must Receive Benefits Though Workers' Compensation; May Not Sue For Damages
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the "WSIA") is the cornerstone of Ontario's workers' compensation system.
Canada
2 Apr 2019
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Enforceability Of Termination Clauses In Employment Contracts – Trending Towards Clarity, Or More Uncertainty?
It is a basic principle of employment law in Ontario that employees terminated without cause are presumed to be entitled to common law reasonable notice of termination ...
Canada
28 Dec 2018
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Is Bill 148 Being Scrapped In Its Entirety?
Premier Doug Ford was quoted yesterday (Tuesday October 2, 2018) in the legislature as saying, "We're getting rid of Bill 148.
Canada
5 Oct 2018
8
Back To The Future – Public Holiday Changes Reversed
As we wrote in January, recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA") under Bill 148 ...
Canada
11 May 2018
9
And There's More! New Employer Obligations, That Is.
In its flurry of pre-election legislation, the Ontario government has now passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 into law.
Canada
3 May 2018
10
Closing The Wage Gap In Ontario?
The gender-based wage gap has been stagnant for over a decade at about 30% – usually expressed as women earning 70 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Canada
14 Mar 2018
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She's Having A Baby! What Do The New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean For Employers?
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017.
Canada
1 Mar 2018
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The Risks Of Cutting Off An Employee's Insurance Benefits After Termination
We frequently warn our clients about the significant risks of prematurely cutting off an employee's insurance benefits post-termination.
Canada
3 Jan 2018
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New Changes To The Employment Standards Act, 2000 Will Affect Calculation Of New Year's Day Holiday Pay
Effective January 1, 2018, the method used for calculating public holiday pay has changed...
Canada
3 Jan 2018
14
Bill 148 Poised To Pass Today
The provincial government went silent throughout much of the fall when Ontarians could expect to have a third reading of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.
Canada
23 Nov 2017
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What Do The New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean For Employers? Are You Ready For December 3rd?
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months.
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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Concerned About Bill 148? Have Your Say By This Friday
Yesterday, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs' tour of Ontario hit London to hear from the public on the changes to labour and employment legislation proposed in Bill 148...
Canada
28 Jul 2017
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Public Hearings Regarding The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, In London On July 17
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, is currently working its way through the Ontario legislature and, if passed into law, would impose many new obligations on employers.
Canada
17 Jul 2017
18
The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Permanency And Equality For Temporary Help Workers
Along with franchisors and unionized employers, the recommendations made in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report could signal change for temporary help agencies...
Canada
30 May 2017
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Hot Off The Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Ontario Ministry of Labour Kevin Flynn released the Final Report of The Changing Workplaces Review yesterday.
Canada
30 May 2017
20
Changes To Emergency Leave Requirements In The Auto Industry
The final report from Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review is expected any day now, but in a taste of what's to come, some changes are already being implemented.
Canada
9 Feb 2017
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