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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its reasons for its decision in Amberber v. IBM Canada Ltd., 2018 ONCA 571 (Amberber).
McMillan LLP
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has been very busy opining on termination clauses in the past two years. In
McInnes Cooper
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is imminent. Employers are feeling the heat to prepare – even as they continue efforts to manage the impact of increasing medically-authorized marijuana use.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
The SFO Act repeals and replaces the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (Earlier Acts), consolidating many provisions of those two statutes into one place.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
While Canada and the United States are alike in many respects, there are a few key differences in litigation law that U.S. organizations should be aware of if you are considering buying, selling or operating a business in Canada.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
In this video, John Kloosterman outlines five key differences between Canadian and U.S. employment law including: at will employment, employment contracts, minimum standards legislation (including leaves of absence) and harassment legislation.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
On June 21, 2018, Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, received Royal Assent. Bill C-74 is omnibus legislation enacting some of the measures outlined in the 2018 Federal Budget.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
By now, employers are largely familiar with Ontario's Bill 148 and how it has affected employment relations generally by raising the minimum wage, increasing vacation pay and otherwise amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680 ("Talos"), the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal"), ruled Section 25(2.1) of the Human Rights Code (the "Code") breached...
Cox & Palmer
Mothers can now start EI Maternity Benefits as early as 12 weeks before their due date (previously 8 weeks). Maternity benefits are provided to mothers ...
Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP
The recent decision of Roskaft v. RONA Inc., 2018 ONSC 2934, sheds some light on when an employer can successfully claim frustration of contract when an employee is in receipt of long-term disability benefits.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
The allocation of the wage package to the various funds was within the discretion of the union, not the employer.
Miller Thomson LLP
Many employers face the need to downsize from time to time.
An Ontario appeal judge has upheld the dismissal of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against employees due to delay.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
A specific remedy against such disparities in treatment is now provided for under the Act.
Gowling WLG
When an employment relationship ends, nothing gives lawyers more confidence than a well drafted employment agreement.
Leading up to Canada Day, 2018 employers should have been preparing and reviewing their workplace policies to ensure that they would be in compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Most of these new provisions came into force simultaneously with the assent of Bill 176.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The B.C. Court of Appeal has recently adopted a significant reform to the "principle of consideration" that all employers should be aware of.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In its 2016 decision in Groupe Lelys c. Lang ("Lelys"), the Québec Court of Appeal seemed prepared to allow employers to temporarily suspend employees
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As we look forward in our crystal ball to looming issues on the horizon for 2018 and onwards, one that certainly comes to the fore is the regulation of those who provide financial advice and financial planning services, ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​In anticipation of the changing laws regarding cannabis use in Canada, the Ontario government passed Bill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 on December 12, 2017.
Cassels Brock
This decision has been anticipated for quite some time.
Siskinds LLP
The explosions that occurred at a propane facility in Toronto in 2008 are difficult to forget. The explosions resulted in the catastrophic death of a worker, damage to surrounding homes...
Dale & Lessmann LLP
On January 1, 2018, the section of Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 dealing with public holiday pay is revised.
Vey Willetts LLP
Dismissing an employee is not a pleasant experience. But whether you like it or not, this is one task that most businesses will encounter at some point.
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Summer is here. And with it comes the awkward but very real workplace issue of employee hygiene.
Cassels Brock
By way of a 52-29 vote, the Canadian Senate has now passed the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada.
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