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Embracing the #MeToo Movement
#MeToo has quickly caught wind as a widespread movement that sheds light on the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace.
Canada
24 Sep 2019
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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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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
4
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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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
7
Change Is Coming: Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Passes Third Reading
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, passed its third and final reading today. With Liberal and NDP MPPs voting in favour of the Bill, and Conservative MPPs opposing it, the controversial Bill will now become law, ...
Canada
28 Nov 2017
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"Court Comments On When Employers Can Ask For An Independent Medical Examination" Is Locked Court Comments On When Employers Can Ask For An Independent Medical Examination
Ontario's Divisional Court recently confirmed that employers have a right to ask employees to undergo an Independent Medical Examination ("IME") in certain circumstances...
Canada
22 Aug 2017
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Mitigating By Returning To Work: It Depends On The Circumstances
When must a dismissed employee accept an offer of alternate employment with their employer?
Canada
14 Jun 2017
10
Private Member's Bill Seeks Union-Favourable Amendments, Without Waiting For The Changing Workplaces Review
Although the final report from The Changing Workplaces Review is not expected until later this year, the Ontario New Democratic Party ("NDP") introduced a private member bill on April 4, 2017...
Canada
16 May 2017
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Medical Evidence And Employee Absences
A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that employers are within their rights to require medical notes when employees are absent...
Canada
5 Jan 2017
12
AODA Customer Service Standard Changed July 1
Welcome back from your early summer vacation - Changes to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA") came into effect on July 1.
Canada
27 Jul 2016
13
Putting On The Breaks: The Limits Of The Common Employer Doctrine
Many businesses and organizations now consist of multiple, separate corporations, organized for tax, liability, and other legitimate commercial purposes.
Canada
17 Jun 2016
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It Takes Two To Tango: Superior Court Rules On Employees' Duty To Facilitate In The Accommodation Process
Employers have a duty to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship, including facilitating the return to work of employees who require disability-related accommodation.
Canada
27 May 2016
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More Time, More Money: New, Unique Employment Standards Act Leaves Proposed By Legislature
There are currently two Bills before the Ontario legislature which would designate new leaves under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Canada
6 May 2016
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Fixed-Term Fiasco: Employee Profits Off Of Termination Of Term Contract
Canadian employees are presumptively entitled to "reasonable notice" of termination.
Canada
27 Apr 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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Employer Liable For Disclosure Of Employee Confidential Medical And Employment Information
The law has become increasingly sensitive to the need for the protection of personal information from public disclosure.
Canada
14 Apr 2016
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New Protections For Children In The Entertainment Industry
Recently, the Protecting Child Performers Act, 2015 came into force. The Act outlines protections for child performers in both the live entertainment and recorded entertainment industries.
Canada
18 Mar 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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