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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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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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Does Human Rights Legislation Apply To Job Ads On Facebook?
Technological advancements frequently outpace the law's ability to respond to the challenges they create. With the click of a button, employers can now reach hundreds or even thousands of potential
Canada
30 Apr 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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How To LOSE A Union Application For Certification
The prospect of becoming unionized is unwelcome for many employers.
Canada
28 Feb 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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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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
Personal Emergency Leave – Your Questions Answered
Employers should seek legal advice if they are unsure about how the legislation applies to their circumstances.
Canada
21 Jun 2018
13
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
14
Be Prepared To Pay: Massive Increases To Fines Under The OHSA And Other Important Changes Coming
The Ontario Government has made a number of significant changes to labour and employment legislation over the last few months.
Canada
8 Dec 2017
15
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
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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
19
Have We Reached A Tipping Point?
The process is heavily reliant on both the union and the employer fully participating and disclosing their knowledge of the workers and worksites at issue.
Canada
16 Feb 2017
20
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
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