March 17, 2021 by Andy Pushalik in Labour
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Employee With 4.5 Months’ Service Gets 5 Months’ Notice; Judge Rules Pregnancy a Factor in Assessing Notice Period

An Ontario judge has ruled that an employee’s pregnancy is one of the factors to be considered in assessing the […]

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February 12, 2021 by Allison Buchanan in Labour
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Tort of online harassment recognized in Ontario: what are the implications for employers?

In 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario declined to recognize a common law tort of harassment in Ontario in […]

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January 19, 2021 by Allison Buchanan in Labour
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Court of Appeal for Ontario clarifies that labour arbitrators have jurisdiction over long-term disability claims by unionized employees

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently considered whether labour arbitrators or the courts have jurisdiction over unionized employee claims […]

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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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February 07, 2020 by Stephanie Lewis in Labour
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Coronavirus in Canada – What you Need to Know, Now!

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.

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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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November 22, 2018 by Kyle Isherwood in Labour, pay equity, Pensions and Benefits
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The More Things Change… Ford Government Rolls Back Bill 148

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 47

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October 25, 2018 by Chelsea Rasmussen in Labour, Occupational Health and Safety, WSIB
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WSIB’s New Rate Framework For Employers

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,

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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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