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Termination Clauses Revisited - ESA "Failsafe" Language May Not Be As Failsafe As You Think
If there is one thing employers want to get right in a written employment agreement, crafting an ironclad termination provision would typically be at the very top
Canada
23 Sep 2019
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Mcguinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. - A Stark Reminder Of The Importance Of Termination Provisions In Fixed-Term Employment
The Ontario Superior Court's recent decision in McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. o/a McGuinty Funeral Home, in which the Court awarded nine years
Canada
9 Aug 2019
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Keeping A Lid On It – Ontario Court Of Appeal Reinforces 24 Months As Presumptive Limit For Reasonable Notice Awards
In February of this year, we warned employers about the potential implications of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's rather alarming decision in Dawe v. Equitable Insurance Company of Canada.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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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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Divisional Court Confirms Employee's Desire To Return To Work, Without More, Does Not Trigger The Duty To Accommodate
The Divisional Court's recent decision in Katz Group Canada Ltd. v. Clarke1 provides helpful guidance to employers on the scope of the duty to accommodate and an employee's obligation
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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Bill 66 Becomes Law in Ontario
Employers are encouraged to review and update their overtime policies to ensure that they stay current with the law.
Canada
31 May 2019
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Employers' Anxious Wait Is Over With The Arrival Of The Federal Government's New EI Parental Sharing Benefit
Many first-time parents ask themselves this very question, especially as their baby's due date approaches ever nearer.
Canada
29 Mar 2019
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Employers' Anxious Wait Is Over With The Arrival Of The Federal Government's New EI Parental Sharing Benefit
The benefit was first introduced in the federal government's 2018 budget tabled in February of last year with the intention that it would not take effect until June 2019.
Canada
28 Mar 2019
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Employers Urged To Prepare For Incoming EI Parental Sharing Benefit
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.
Canada
18 Mar 2019
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Ontario Court Pushes The Envelope With 30 Month Reasonable Notice Award In Employment Cases
Until recently, employers could be reasonably assured that Canadian courts would limit a dismissed employee's entitlements to reasonable notice at common law to a maximum of 24 months.
Canada
18 Feb 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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Bill 148 Is Officially Unravelled As Bill 47, The Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 Becomes Law
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, quickly passed third reading and received royal assent.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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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
14
Unravelling Bill 148 – The Making Ontario Open for Business Act Has Arrived
Significant changes to labour and employment laws in Ontario may again be on the horizon.
Canada
24 Oct 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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Separating The "Apples" From The "Oranges" – When Can Paid Time Off Benefits Replace Personal Emergency Leave?
On January 1 of this year, Ontario's Bill 148 officially expanded the reach of the personal emergency leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA)...
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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Termination Of Benefits Coverage At Age 65 Declared Unconstitutional
This decision has been anticipated for quite some time.
Canada
18 Jun 2018
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Back To The Drawing Board: Ontario Returns To Old Public Holiday Formula
The Ministry of Labour has announced that, as of July 1, 2018, public holiday pay entitlements in Ontario will be calculated using the formula that existed ...
Canada
11 May 2018
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Ontario Passes Pay Transparency Legislation Imposing New Obligations On Employers
On April 26, 2018, the Ontario government passed Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018.
Canada
30 Apr 2018
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Ontario Government Introduces Further Protections For Temporary Help Agency Workers
An amendment to Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA) that expands liability for injuries sustained by temporary help agency employees has been proclaimed into force.
Canada
12 Apr 2018
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