Employers affected by the economic downturn of COVID-19 may be using temporary layoffs to manage their workforce during their business […]Read More →
Many Canadians will recall the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003. Now, some 17 years later, we are faced with yet another highly-contagious and potentially deadly respiratory virus – novel Coronavirus. Having spread to more than 27 countries, the World Health Organization declared it a global health emergency on January 30, 2020.Read More →
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:
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.
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On November 21, 2018, Bill 47—the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018—received royal assent. Bill 47 makes numerous amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA), and the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. As outlined earlier, Bill 47Read More →
Following policy consultations that took place from August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB or the Board) announced its new rate framework for employers. This framework will replace current WSIB policies on classification structure, rate setting, and retroactive experience rating on January 1,Read More →
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 Read More →
The Ontario government has just passed the Bill 148 which amends the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act with a target effective date of January 1, 2018. The Bill still needs to receive Royal Assent.
Key changes to the Employment Standards Act will include:
- Raising the general minimum wage to Read More →
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 theRead More →
In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Marrocco of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the request of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Robert Kinnear (the “Applicants”) to restrain the TTC from conducting the random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.
The random testing applies to TTCRead More →