January 30, 2020 by Andy Pushalik in Pensions and Benefits
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Employment and labour law trends to watch for in 2020

Date and time:Start: February 11, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT

End: February 11, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT

This seminar is available in the following time zones:

12 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. MT

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PT

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October 23, 2018 by Andy Pushalik in Employment Standards, Labour
  • Comments Off on Going, Going, (Mostly) Gone: Ontario Conservative Government Announces Targeted Rollback of Bill 148 Amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act and the Ontario Labour Relations Act

Going, Going, (Mostly) Gone: Ontario Conservative Government Announces Targeted Rollback of Bill 148 Amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act and the Ontario Labour Relations Act

Earlier today, Premier Doug Ford followed through on his promise to revisit the previous Liberal government’s labour reforms by introducing legislation that eliminates many of the most controversial aspects of Bill 148. The changes include:

  • Minimum wage increase to $15.00/hr effective January 1, 2019 is cancelled – the existing minimum

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January 30, 2018 by Andy Pushalik in Criminal Offences by Employees, Employment Standards, Human Rights
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Webinar: Employment and Labour law trends to watch for in 2018

Start: February 14, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
End: February 14, 2018, 1:00 PM EST

This session is only available via webinar

2018 has arrived with a roar as workplaces across Canada grapple with significant changes to the country’s workplace laws.

Join us for a complimentary 1 hour webinar where we’ll highlight the changes you need to

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January 25, 2018 by Andy Pushalik in Restrictive Covenants
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Court Strikes Down Non-Compete Which Would Have Prevented Employee from Starting a Band in Mexico and Playing at a Staff Retreat in Cancun

A recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may cause some employers to reconsider the scope and application of their non-competition covenants. In Ceridian Dayforce Corporation v. Daniel Wright, 2017 ONSC 6763, the Plaintiff employer brought a summary judgment motion for a declaration that the non-compete clause

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January 12, 2018 by Andy Pushalik in Employment Standards, English, Ontario
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Posting Alert – Ontario Publishes Updated Version of Employment Standards Poster

In conjunction with its overhaul of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Ontario government has also published an updated version of the Employment Standards Poster. Employers must post the poster in the workplace in an area where it is likely to come to the attention of employees and provide a

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January 05, 2018 by Andy Pushalik in Wrongful Dismissal
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10 Employment Law Cases That You Should Remember from 2017 (in 280 characters or less)

As we begin 2018, we bring you a review of 10 employment law cases that we thought were worth tweeting about in 2017.

  1. Buchanan v. Introjunction Ltd, 2017 BSCS 1002 – Employee who was dismissed before actually starting work gets 6 weeks’ notice.
  2. Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc., 2017 ONCA

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October 23, 2017 by Andy Pushalik in English, Labour, Ontario
  • Comments Off on A Truly Poisoned Work Environment – Arbitrator Upholds Discharge of Employee Who Spiked Office Water Cooler with Bleach

A Truly Poisoned Work Environment – Arbitrator Upholds Discharge of Employee Who Spiked Office Water Cooler with Bleach

In what can only be described as a victory for common sense, an arbitrator recently upheld the discharge of a 27 year employee who was found responsible for spiking the office water cooler with chlorine bleach.

On September 12, 2011, an employee reported to his supervisor that the water from the

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May 15, 2017 by Andy Pushalik in Employment Standards, English, Ontario
  • Comments Off on Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Reports

Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Reports

The countdown is on.

Over the weekend the Toronto Star and the CBC each published stories detailing what Ontarians can expect to see in the long awaited final report from the Changing Workplaces Review when it is released later this month. Citing unnamed government sources, the media outlets report

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January 31, 2017 by Andy Pushalik in Employment Standards, English, Ontario
  • Comments Off on 2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less:

  1. Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally regulated employers cannot be dismissed without cause.
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July 18, 2016 by Andy Pushalik in English, Labour, Ontario
  • Comments Off on Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code

Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code

In a decision which returns us to what many thought was the status quo, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that, (save for exempt employees), the unjust dismissal scheme in the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) does not permit federally regulated employers to dismiss employees without cause once they

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