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Recent And Upcoming Changes To Federal And Provincial Minimum Standards
Employers across Canada are being kept on their toes as the federal, provincial, and territorial governments continue to revise laws applicable to Canadian workplaces.
Canada
25 Jul 2019
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Court Of Appeal Rejects Recognition Of New Negligence-Based Tort Of Harassment
In other words, the proposed new tort would have lowered the threshold for potential liability by an employer to a negligence standard.
Canada
28 Mar 2019
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2018: The Year In Review In Employment Law
We often say there is rarely a dull moment in employment law
Canada
8 Jan 2019
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Ontario Government May Delay Canada's First Pay Transparency Legislation
As of the date of writing, Ontario's Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act) is set to come into force on January 1, 2019.
Canada
11 Nov 2018
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Frustrated By Employee's Prolonged Medical Absence? Useful Decision On Proving Frustration Of An Employment Contract
As employers are likely aware, terminating the employment of an employee who is absent from work for a prolonged period due to disability is a thorny issue.
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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Sometimes Less Is More: Requesting Information Regarding A Job Applicant's Citizenship Status
A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the HRTO) should serve as a caution to employers to limit inquiries into a job applicant's ability to legally work in Canada only ...
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Deal Or No Deal? When Is A Final Release Actually Final?
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice illustrates the challenges employers can face when attempting to enforce a signed release.
Canada
20 Aug 2018
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Complainant Allowed To Participate In Wrongful Dismissal Claim Of Her Alleged Harasser
In an unusual decision, the Ontario Superior Court has allowed a complainant in a workplace sexual harassment investigation to participate in the wrongful dismissal trial of her alleged harasser.
Canada
6 Jul 2018
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Legislation Governing Police Record Checks By Ontario Employers Coming Into Force
Almost three years after the Ontario legislature unanimously passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the Act), it will come into force on November 1, 2018, making Ontario the first province in Canada ...
Canada
29 May 2018
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Ontario Court Rules Allegations Of Workplace Sexual Harassment Are "Not Connected To Employment," Not Covered By Release
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court highlights the importance of including a comprehensive release in any separation package offered to an employee upon dismissal ...
Canada
4 Apr 2018
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Ontario's Equal Pay For Equal Work Laws In Effect On April 1, 2018
As of April 1, 2018, the ESA will require Ontario employers to refrain from providing different rates of pay to different employees solely on the basis of employment status.
Canada
16 Mar 2018
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Ontario Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation To Address Wage Gaps
On March 6, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018, which is intended address wage gaps and increase pay transparency ...
Canada
9 Mar 2018
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Ted Frankel Writes Opinion Piece For Toronto Star: "It's Not Easy For Wrongly Accused Harassers To Set The Record Straight"
Ted Frankel's opinion piece titled "It's Not Easy for Wrongly Accused Harassers to Set the Record Straight" has been published by the Toronto Star.
Canada
30 Jan 2018
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Five New Year's Resolutions For Ontario Employers
Ontario employers can be forgiven for a lack of enthusiasm in ringing in 2018. Several significant changes to ESA come into effect as of January 1, 2018 and many employers are scrambling...
Canada
4 Jan 2018
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Bill 148 Receives Royal Assent, Significantly Altering Labour And Employment Laws In Ontario
On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. Bill 148 makes significant amendments to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA) ...
Canada
30 Nov 2017
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Canada Labour Code To Be Amended To Strengthen Provisions On Workplace Harassment
The federal government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons that would amend both the Canada Labour Code (the Code) and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act ...
Canada
23 Nov 2017
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I Want A Second Opinion: When Can Employers Require An Independent Medical Examination?
Many employers have found themselves in a situation where their employee has provided a medical note or doctor's recommendation that doesn't seem quite right.
Canada
6 Oct 2017
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Human Resources Professionals Association Issues White Paper On Marijuana At Work
Close to 90% of respondents had no personal experience with accommodating an employee who used medical marijuana.
Canada
22 Aug 2017
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Ontario Government Announces Sweeping Employment & Labour Law Changes
Good News for Franchising While Certain Industries Singled Out and Some Difficult Roads Ahead for All Business
Canada
5 Jun 2017
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Issues Updated Policy On Disability Discrimination
In late 2016 the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the OHRC) issued a new version of its policy on discrimination due to disability...
Canada
20 Jan 2017
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