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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March 05, 2020 by Employment & Labour Law in Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employer obligations, options and strategies

Date and time:
Friday March 13, 2019

12 – 1 p.m. ET
10 – 11 a.m. MT
9 – 10 a.m. PT

This session is only available via webinar

LSBC: This session is registered for 1 hour of CPD credit with the Law Society of British Columbia.

LSO: This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour with

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March 03, 2020 by Karina Pylypczuk in Employment Standards
  • Comments Off on When Failsafe Language Fails: The Ontario Court of Appeal on the Enforceability of Termination Provisions

When Failsafe Language Fails: The Ontario Court of Appeal on the Enforceability of Termination Provisions

On August 30, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the employer’s appeal in Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc.[1] The Court of Appeal’s decision affirmed a Motion Judge’s finding that a termination provision which provided for severance entitlements below the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) minimums was not saved by the “failsafe”

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July 05, 2019 by Jonathan Mor in Employment Standards
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Proposed change to afford certain temporary foreign workers with increased mobility

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), have proposed an amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), which would provide increased employment mobility to certain foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The proposed amendment was published on June 22, 2019, in Part I, Volume 153,

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May 09, 2019 by Karina Pylypczuk in Employment Standards, Labour, Pensions and Benefits
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Dentons’ Employment and Labour Seminar

You are invited to the Dentons’ Labour, Employment and Pensions group half-day seminar on emerging workplace and human resources issues. Join us on May 31st at this complimentary seminar to discuss topics such as:

December 26, 2018 by Chelsea Rasmussen in Employment Standards, Labour
  • Comments Off on Employment and labour law trends to watch for in 2019

Employment and labour law trends to watch for in 2019

Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 9-10 a.m. PT,  10-11 a.m. MT, 12-1 p.m. ET

Join us for a complimentary 1 hour webinar where we’ll highlight and identify the changes in Employment and Labour law that you need to know about and the trends that can be expected to impact your workplace in 2019.

Topics

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December 13, 2018 by Pamela Chan Ebejer in Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, Pensions and Benefits
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More Legislative Changes Coming with Bill 66

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 was recently introduced in the Ontario Legislature (“Bill 66”).  Bill 66—as the name suggests—aims to make Ontario more competitive by reducing regulatory burden and giving businesses more flexibility.

Bill 66 proposes to make the following changes to existing legislation:

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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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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May 08, 2018 by Pamela Chan Ebejer in Employment Standards, English, Ontario
  • Comments Off on ESA Update: Ontario Government to Temporarily Reinstate Pre-Bill 148 Public Holiday Pay Formula Effective July 1, 2018

ESA Update: Ontario Government to Temporarily Reinstate Pre-Bill 148 Public Holiday Pay Formula Effective July 1, 2018

As you are aware, Bill 148 made substantial changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that took effect on January 1, 2018.  Among those changes was a new formula for calculating public holiday pay.  This new formula required employers to calculate public holiday pay based on the regular wages

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