Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
McMillan LLP
Ontario's Court of Appeal has issued a landmark decision in Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), emphatically rejecting the notion that "harassment" is a tenable cause of action and a freestanding tort.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
With the legalization of recreational cannabis in full effect, employers continue to grapple with the workplace implications of its use.
Howie, Sacks & Henry
At 2 AM on March 10, 2019, we sprung forward an hour thanks to Daylight Savings Time (DST). Here's the good news: the much-anticipated event heralds the arrival of spring,
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Patrick Essiminy et Pierre-Luc Benoit, du groupe Emploi et travail, discutent de l'exercice du droit de refus en vertu de la loi québécoise.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On August 15, 2018, the Superior Court of Quebec issued a judgment in which it concluded that the plaintiff, a bus carrier engaged in school and chartered transportation, fell under provincial jurisdiction.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Le 15 août 2018, la Cour supérieure du Québec a rendu un jugement dans lequel elle concluait que la demanderesse, un transporteur par autobus effectuant du transport scolaire et nolisé, relève de la compétence provinciale.
Clark Wilson LLP
The provincial Ministry of Labour has opened consultations on the Employment Standards Act and will be taking email submissions from stakeholders ...
Aird & Berlis LLP
Nobody wants workplace accidents to happen. Businesses want their workers to go home at the end of the day and for their workplaces to stay safe.
Aird & Berlis LLP
A recent arbitration case continues to exemplify the difficulty faced by employers who must manage safety-sensitive workplaces and apply strict workplace practices in circumstances where an employee's addiction ...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Provincial Government has launched public consultations to solicit views on proposed regulatory requirements under the Pay Transparency Act, 2018.
Cassels Brock
With the federal government's new employment insurance parental sharing benefit taking effect in a couple of weeks, employers are being advised to prepare for the changes.
CCPartners
CCP has blogged on numerous cases in the last few years where judges have struck down termination clauses in employment agreements for failing to meet the minimum obligations set out in the ESA.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In Kebede v. SGS Canada Inc., 2019 AHRC 3, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") recently dismissed a portion of a human rights complaint on the grounds that the issue was already decided by the Alberta WCB.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
First, the Bill significantly broadens the purpose of Part II of the Code.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
Arbitrator Ken Saunders' recent decision in Lafarge Canada Inc. v. Teamsters, Local Union No. 213 (In-Cab Camera Grievance), [2018] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 51 (Saunders) is instructive.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
A recent BC Supreme Court decision, Thoma v. Schaefer Elevator Components Inc., 2019 BCSC 100, reviewed the impact of a written employment agreement and the employer's past practice of applying it.
Fasken
How does an employer balance its obligation to maintain a safe workplace for employees with its duty to accommodate an employee with serious mental health issues?
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified several principles to be considered when sentencing corporations and individuals for regulatory offences such as those set out
Miller Thomson LLP
Persons who have lived and worked for extended periods of time in both Canada and the United States can often be eligible to receive benefits under both Canadian and U.S. government pension programs.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In Hawkes v Max Aicher (North America) Limited, 2018 CanLII 125999, the Ontario Labour Relations Board recently clarified that only an employer's Ontario payroll is considered when calculating severance pay under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, passed third reading and received Royal Assent.
Gowling WLG
On Nov. 21, 2018, Grand River Personnel, H2R Business Solutions and Gowling WLG, held a complimentary morning seminar to discuss hot topics that HR professionals and business owners,
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 23, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 ("Bill 47").
CCPartners
In March 2016 CCP brought to your attention the Police Record Checks Reform Act. This Act was new legislation designed to standardize the process by which police record checks are requested, conducted and obtained in Ontario.
MLT Aikins LLP
Last week, the United States clarified its position on whether Canadians involved in the legal cannabis industry will be allowed to enter the U.S.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries for this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. There were only four substantive civil decisions released this week.
CCPartners
Ontario's construction industry has a two-month "open period" every three years, where trade unions will attempt to raid each other's members through Displacement Applications
Stikeman Elliott LLP
One area of practical importance to employers is an employee's right to examine material contained in his or her personnel file.
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