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The Employer's Duty To Make Reasonable Efforts To Reassign Employees Before Dismissing Them For Incompetence… Continued
On May 31, 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Commission Scolaire Kativik c. Association des employés du Nord québécois1(Kativik), regarding the criteria applicable to administrative dismissals for incompetence.
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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The Debate Regarding The Duty To Accommodate On The Basis Of Family Status Continues…
Courts and human rights tribunals have long debated the extent of employer's legal obligations when it comes to accommodating employees in their family status responsibilities
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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WSIB Begins Providing Coverage For Medicinal Cannabis
School boards in Ontario are already adapting to the introduction of legal cannabis in Ontario through the adaptation of school policies that permit the sale and use of cannabis by adults
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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New Requirements Regarding Beneficial Ownership Of Real Estate In British Columbia
The objective of the Land Owner Transparency Act is to reduce an individual's ability to use real estate for illicit purposes, such as money laundering and tax evasion.
Canada
19 Jun 2019
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Employers Beware: Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Exceptional Ruling In Wrongful Dismissal Case
In its recent decision, Ruston v. Keddco MFG. (2011) Ltd., 2019 ONCA 125 (Keddco), the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld an extraordinary damages award and unusually high costs ruling
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Jail Time And Fines Are Always On The Table For Workplace Health And Safety Violations
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) sets the rules that businesses in Ontario must follow to ensure the health and safety of their workers.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
7
Bill 2: An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business And Proposed Changes To The Employment Standards Act And Labour Relations Code
On May 27, 2019, a little more than a month after the new United Conservative Party government was elected in Alberta, the government introduced and passed the First Reading of Bill 2.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Significant Amendments To The British Columbia Labour Relations Code Now In Force
The provincial government has passed the most significant changes to the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Code in years.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
9
Significant Amendments To The British Columbia Employment Standards Act Now In Force
This article outlines important amendments to the Employment Standards Act implemented via Bill 8, which received royal assent on May 30. To read more about the amendments to the Labour Relations Code
Canada
18 Jun 2019
10
Ontario Government Introduces Legislation To Cap Public Sector Wage Increases
On June 5, 2019, the Ontario government introduced Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Service for Future Generations Act, 2019, with the aim of capping public sector wage increases to one per cent annually...
Canada
11 Jun 2019
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Federal Employers: Prepare For A Wave Of Change In Workplace Harassment Obligations
In the last few years, and particularly with the advent of the #MeToo movement, some employers may have seen a rise in the number of harassment complaints in the workplace ...
Canada
6 Jun 2019
12
Excessive Absenteeism And Reasonable Accommodation: Where To Draw The Line?
Some employers may feel caught off-guard when one of their employees is absent from work for lengthy and sometimes repeated periods of time, owing to a medical condition.
Canada
17 May 2019
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Collective Bargaining And The Implementation Of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies
In the recent breakdown of collective bargaining with Canada Post, the CUPW National President, Mike Palecek, stated:
Canada
16 May 2019
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The Debate Regarding An Employer's Duty To Accommodate On The Basis Of Family Status Continues…
Courts and Human Rights Tribunals have long debated the extent of an employer's legal obligations when it comes to accommodating employees in their family status responsibilities.
Canada
16 May 2019
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Employer Ordered To Pay Aggravated Damages For Failure To Properly Investigate And Discipline Workplace Harassment
On February 22, 2019, Justice Sossin of the Ontario Superior Court ordered an employer to pay $50,000 in aggravated damages because the employer ignored the plaintiff's workplace harassment complaints.
Canada
16 May 2019
16
Golden Rules Of Internal Harassment Investigations
The #metoo movement may have started in 2017, but workplace harassment and appropriate employer response are still proving to be ongoing challenges for businesses across the country as summer 2019 approaches.
Canada
16 May 2019
17
Proposed Changes To Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation
On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government introduced its proposed budget and Bill 100, the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019.
Canada
16 May 2019
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Court Of Appeal Confirms Lack Of Jurisdiction To Hear Proposed Gender-Discrimination Class Action Against Police Service
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Rivers v. Waterloo Regional Police Services Board has upheld the Superior Court of Justice's determination that it was without jurisdiction to hear a proposed class
Canada
9 May 2019
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Bill 66 Receives Royal Assent — Changes To The Employment Standards Act, 2000 And The Labour Relations Act, 1995
On April 3, 2019, Bill 66 Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 received Royal Assent. Bill 66 was originally introduced on December 6, 2018 and makes changes to a number of statutes,
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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Ontario Labour Relations Board Sheds Light On Severance Pay Calculation Rules
In its December 2018 decision in Doug Hawkes v. Max Aicher (North America) Limited (Hawkes), the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) addressed
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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