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Taylor McCaffrey
As reported recently in the news, CUPE Manitoba's President was removed from his position after he was arrested for an alleged sexual assault. This situation provides an opportunity
Lawson Lundell LLP
This is the first installment of a two-part blog discussing sweeping changes to the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) made as part of the government's initiative to "cut red tape."
Fasken
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal sheds light on statutory claims that may be asserted against corporate directors in a wrongful dismissal proceeding for unpaid wages and vacation pay.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 28, 2021, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") ordered the Government of British Columbia to pay a total of $974,167 – including a record-shattering $176,000 on compensation...
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the lower court's decision awarding a former employee over $1.274 million as a result of the employer unilaterally imposing a number of changes to the terms of employment.
Stringer LLP
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption in the economies all over the world. Employers who have had to lay off or terminate employees are facing ever-increasing demands for larger settlements from lawyers representing employees.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario recognized a new tort: harassment in internet communications. While the Court of Appeal for Ontario previously held...
McKercher LLP
Three sets of related regulations in Saskatchewan will soon be one.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the Regulations), as well as related changes to Part II of the Canada Labour Code, came into force on Jan. 1, 2021.
Torys LLP
On February 9, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Iriotakis v. Peninsula Employment Services Limited.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Le Règlement sur la prévention du harcèlement et de la violence dans le lieu de travail (le « Règlement ») et les modifications connexes apportées à la partie II du Code canadien du travail...
Littler - Canada
Employers subject to provincial legislation (i.e., not federal employers) that have employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Littler Mendelson
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Iriotakis v. Peninsula Employment Services Limited, 2021 ONSC 998 (Peninsula Employment)...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has released a significant new decision, Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670 ("Caplan"), setting out a new tort of "harassment in internet communications."...
CCPartners
Although uncommon, from time to time employers may find themselves dealing with job abandonment. As the very recent decision of Hettrick v Triple F Paving illustrates, however, it is crucial to...
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario found that the University of Waterloo (the "University") discriminated against a student applicant on the basis of disability in its decision...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In the spring of 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement sparked conversations around the world about systemic racism and unconscious bias.
Robins Appleby LLP
Based on some recent cases, it is strongly recommended that employers have experienced employment lawyers review, at this time, their existing employment
Field LLP
Making a new hire Making a new hire can be a happy time for a business. That said, it's important to take the long view and make sure you're employment contract covers the issues...
Cassels
We have all heard the saying: "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words shall never hurt me."
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