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Ontario Court: Purchaser In Asset Transaction Cannot Rely On Release Between Employee And Seller
"Privity of contract" is a common law tradition. The rights and obligations imposed by contracts are private – strangers to the contract generally have no entitlement to enforce such rights
Canada
11 Oct 2019
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We (Do Not?) Have A Deal: Mutual Agreement On Essential Terms Will Make Settlement Binding
Consider the following scenario. A business gives advance written notice of termination to one of its employees. At the same time, the business delivers to the employee a letter offering a termination package...
Canada
22 Aug 2019
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Employers: Post And Distribute The Updated ESA Poster
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA"), employers must post a copy of the most recent employment standards poster ("ESA Poster") ...
Canada
24 Jan 2019
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Uber Decision Calls Into Question Arbitration Clauses In Commercial Agreements
It is easy to see how termination entitlements are requirements that apply to an employment for the benefit of an employee.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Employers: Consider These Sample New Year's Resolutions
With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to reflect on your business's labour relations and start tackling those items on your "to-do" list.
Canada
9 Jan 2019
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Bill 47 – Amendments To The Labour Relations Act, 1995
The legislation governing unionized workplaces in Ontario, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the "LRA") will be amended by the Ontario government if the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018
Canada
19 Nov 2018
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Bill 47, Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018
Many businesses that are provincially-regulated employers in Ontario have spent the better part of last year changing their workplace policies to ensure compliance with the labour reforms...
Canada
14 Nov 2018
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Dazed And Confused - Marijuana In The Workplace
The use of medical marijuana can be treated the same as an employee on pain medication, who may experience drowsiness and is warned not to operate machinery.
Canada
22 Jun 2018
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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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Up In Smoke: An Update On Marijuana In The Workplace
We are often asked to comment on what effect the proposed legalization of marijuana is likely to have on workplaces.
Canada
24 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
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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
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Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes To Ontario Law
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review has now issued its Final Report, and there's good news and bad news for franchisors.
Canada
30 May 2017
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Court Allows Employer To Continue Random Drug Testing Over Union's Legal Objections
Unionized employers often face resistance when attempting to introduce drug and alcohol testing in the workplace.
Canada
30 May 2017
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Potential Changes To Employment Legislation May Mean Increased Liability For Franchisors
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review's final report is expected to be delivered in the next few weeks and, if some of the ideas contained in its interim report become law...
Canada
9 Mar 2017
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Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy In Human Rights Cases
Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights.
Canada
20 Feb 2017
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Unproven Complaints Against Employers Could Soon Be Released To The Public
The Toronto Star has recently started a legal challenge that, if successful, may result in human rights, occupational health and safety, and other complaints made against employers being made public...
Canada
20 Feb 2017
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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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Accessibility Obligations For Employers With Under 50 Employees
Effective January 1, 2017 there are new accessibility standards for employers with under 50 employees.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
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