As discussed previously in our podcast, there is an ongoing debate around the world as to whether gig workers should be classified as employees or self-employed.
The Applicant, Ms Ajax, made an application to the Fair Work Commission (Commission) for an unfair dismissal remedy
Remote working is here to stay but what happens if an employee wants to work from abroad? It turns out this raises all sorts of questions about immigration, employment law in the new country...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Last month, BLG published a bulletin on possible defences available to employers against constructive dismissal claims in light of the Ontario Superior Court's decision in Coutinho v Ocular Health Centre Ltd.
Il est bien connu que les employeurs doivent être soucieux de ne pas discriminer en raison d'un motif prohibé par la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne au Québec et par la législation...
Crowe MacKay LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and working towards the province's economic recovery, the Alberta Government introduced the Jobs Now program providing up to $370 million to help private...
Nobody was planning for the pandemic, but everyone should be planning for what comes next. For Canada's law firms, that includes preparing for a potential rush to the exits.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Many Ontario businesses have been forced to temporarily shutter their doors and layoff their employees due to operational restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Ontario government has amended Regulation 228/20 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA") to extend the COVID-19 Period for Infectious Disease Emergency Leave from July 3, 2021...
Littler - Canada
To date, few decisions in Canada have considered whether the amount of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) employees receive after their job termination should be deducted from their damages in lieu ...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Le 7 juin 2021, plusieurs régions du Québec, incluant Montréal, ont vu leur palier d'alerte changer de couleur dans le cadre du plan de déconfinement progressif du gouvernement provincial.
BUSE Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
An employer can demand compensation from the employee concerned for the costs of compliance activities.
Agama Law Associates
The liabilities of a principal employer under the Contract Labour Act are examples of vicarious liability on owners of establishments.
In January 2020, His Honour Judge Hodge QC ("HHJ Hodge") was asked to construe the pension increase rule in the Britvic Pension Plan (the "Plan"), which gave Britvic plc ("Britvic") a power ...
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Today, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down judgment in the case of Maya Forstater, who lost her job after saying that people cannot change their biological sex.
Stevens & Bolton
In the recent case of Mr C Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) found that an employee's dismissal, due to the friction caused amongst his colleagues...
Changing terms and conditions of employment is a tricky business. Whether it's furlough, reduced hours or pay, this last year has put contracts in the spotlight.
Husch Blackwell LLP
On June 9, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long anticipated interim final rule and request for comments for the Occupational Exposure to COVID-19...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace, with the most notable change surrounding acceptability of long-term remote work.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Over the last year, many employers have responded internally and externally to issues raised by an increasing number of social justice movements.