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
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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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November 22, 2017 by Anneli LeGault in Employment Standards, Human Rights, Labour
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Ontario passes the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) on November 22, 2017

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:

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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April 10, 2017 by Sabrina Serino in English, Labour, Ontario, Privacy
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Court Allows the TTC to Implement Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

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 TTC

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