June 22, 2020 by Stefanie Chimienti in Employment Standards
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Employers Beware: Your severability clause may not save your enforceable “without cause” termination provision

On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal made a significant ruling in the decision of Waksdale v Swegon […]

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May 21, 2020 by Stefanie Chimienti in Labour
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Recalling Ontario Employees from Layoff

Employers affected by the economic downturn of COVID-19 may be using temporary layoffs to manage their workforce during their business […]

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September 05, 2018 by Stefanie Chimienti in Human Rights, Privacy
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Bill 148 Webinar Series: What Employers Need to Know about Sexual or Domestic Violence Leave

As part of the overhaul of Ontario’s labour and employment legislation, effective January 1, 2018, employees are now entitled to a new job-protected leave of absence – sexual or domestic violence leave. This statutory leave of absence is part of the government’s effort to end gender-based violence as it requires

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June 18, 2018 by Stefanie Chimienti in Employment Standards
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What a PC Government Means for Workplaces in Ontario

Over the past 15 years under a majority liberal government, workplaces in Ontario saw many employment and labour law reforms. Most recently, the liberal government introduced Bill 148 which made significant changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995, among others.

When Ontario went to the

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