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Diversity And Inclusion Policies In The Workplace
In the modern workplace, the role of human resources (HR) professionals is now, more than ever, complicated and varied. From ensuring the organization follows applicable legislation to
Canada
22 Jul 2019
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Province Of Ontario Introduces New Legislation To Cap Public Sector Wages
The Ontario Government has introduced new legislation that is entitled Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019. This legislation seeks to cap public sector
Canada
13 Jun 2019
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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: The StressCrete Case
In Canada, restrictive covenants in employment agreements can be very difficult to enforce, particularly by way of injunctive relief.
Canada
29 May 2019
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The Ontario Government Eliminates Certain Ministry Of Labour Approvals
The Ontario Government has passed Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2019 which amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA").
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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Doing Business In Canada — A Legal Overview
Canada has always been a great place for non-Canadians to do business. Moreover, during the last twenty years, it has stood out among the world's nations as one of the most stable business environments, ...
Canada
31 Jan 2019
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New Signs Required To Be Posted At Your Workplace Are Now Available
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, requires employers and proprietors to post mandatory signs relating to the prohibitions on smoking and vaping in a conspicuous manner and unobstructed from view.
Canada
6 Nov 2018
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Say Goodbye to Bill 148: The New Ontario Government Reverses Labour Reforms
On October 23, 2018 the Ontario Government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (the "Open for Business Act"), with the intent of cancelling almost all of the labour reforms introduced by the previous Government under Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 ("Bill 148").
Canada
25 Oct 2018
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Legalized Pot – Some Workplace Questions
Canada joins Uruguay as the second country in the world to legalize cannabis. Individuals will be able to use and possess a certain amount of recreational cannabis with each Province/Territory...
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Government Returns To Pre Bill 148 Public Holiday Pay Formula
As previously reported in November and March, Bill 148, "The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017", introduced many significant changes to employment standards and labour relations legislation.
Canada
9 May 2018
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Much More Than A 15 Dollar Minimum Wage... Bill 148 And The Government's Major Reforms To Labour And Employment Laws
On November 22, 2017, the Government passed Bill 148, the "Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017". Bill 148 significantly amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA"), ...
Canada
27 Nov 2017
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Ontario Government Announces Upcoming Changes to Employment and Labour Laws: Government Begins Implementing Expert Report
As set out in our previous article, on May 23, 2017 proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA") and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 ("LRA") were outlined in an expert report entitled Changing Workplaces Review: An Agenda for Workplace Rights.
Canada
1 Jun 2017
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The Changing Workplaces Review: Expert Panel Recommends Major Changes To Labour And Employment Laws
It is beyond the scope of this article to review all 173 recommendations in detail.
Canada
26 May 2017
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Court Of Appeal Reinforces Employers' Ability To Rely On Just Cause
The recent decision, Fernandes v Peel Educational & Tutorial Services Limited, provides a useful and much needed reminder of the rights of employers when faced with serious employee misconduct.
Canada
1 Nov 2016
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Changing Workplaces Review
The Ontario Government has asked two special advisors to review and recommend legislative changes to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 ("LRA") and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA").
Canada
28 Sep 2016
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Gender Identity And Expression In The Workplace – Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes Legalpoint Video
Employers who deliberately choose not to hire candidates because they are "trans-people" are in direct violation of the Code.
Canada
23 Sep 2016
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Contract Workers Versus Employees – Gillian Howe – Torkin Manes Legalpoint Video (Video Content)
Gillian Howe explains how the development of new technologies and business structures has increased the need to clearly define whether a worker is an employee or a contractor.
Canada
21 Sep 2016
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What Is Pay Equity? – Lisa Corrente – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video (Video Content)
Lisa Corrente explains the goals of the Pay Equity Act and provides an overview of an employer's obligations under the Act.
Canada
20 Sep 2016
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Be Prepared For Workplace Accidents – Daniel Pugen – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video (Video Content)
Many employers aren't prepared if there is a workplace accident that results in injury to an employee – both in terms of how to respond and plan internally and how to comply with the laws...
Canada
20 Sep 2016
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Marijuana And The Canadian Workplace - Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video (Video Content)
Peter Straszynski explains the workplace challenges of accommodating the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, and recommends a number of steps...
Canada
16 Sep 2016
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January 1 2017 Deadline For AODA Compliance
The deadline for "small" private sector employers to comply with the "Employment Standard" under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is rapidly approaching.
Canada
1 Jun 2016
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