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In NK v. Botuik, 2020 HRTO 345, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) made a $170,000 damage award to a vulnerable employee who, after being sexually harassed by her direct supervisor...
Littler - Canada
In George v. Laurentian Bank Securities Inc., 2020 ONSC 5415, one of the first decisions from Ontario's Superior Court since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the court focused on...
Clark Wilson LLP
On October 16, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Fraser v Canada.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In cases involving sexual activity between two co-workers, it can be difficult to determine whether a participant is truly consenting or merely acquiescing to the relationship.
Miller Titerle + Company
A provincial election has been called in British Columbia for October 24, 2020. Although this year's election falls on a Saturday, many employees may find that their work schedules conflict...
The nature of franchising requires that franchisors exercise some degree of control over their franchisees.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On October 9, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited. McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The recent decision of Luan v. ADP Canada Co, from Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench, concerned the termination of a sales person who worked at ADP Canada from 2006 to 2015.
MLT Aikins LLP
On October 14, 2020, the Manitoba government introduced a number of bills; among them is Bill 16: The Labour Relations Amendment Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On September 17, 2020, the BC Government announced the BC Increased Employment Incentive, a refundable tax credit for eligible employers who increase their payroll for eligible employees...
McLennan Ross LLP
The recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., 2020 SCC 26, clarifies the two-step approach to quantifying common law reasonable...
Robins Appleby LLP
‘Sometimes an employer may think to themselves: ‘Let's just package this person out, because they're a problem''
In one of the first termination cases decided since the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the economy and court system, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded an older employee with very short service just two months' notice ...
Aird & Berlis LLP
Employers in Ontario are subject to a number of workplace requirements, including health and safety, accessibility and equal rights. For businesses expanding into Ontario, ...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In 2018, British Columbia enacted the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (the "Act"), which aims to improve the protection of Temporary Foreign Workers ("TFWs")...
Siskinds LLP
Union organizing campaigns can start in several different ways, however many find at their root a feeling among employees of unfair or unequal treatment by their employer.
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatchewan goes to the polls in a provincial election on October 26, 2020. It is important for employers to be aware of their obligations under ...
Siskinds LLP
In the ever-changing employment law landscape of 2020, it can be hard to keep pace and understand your options and responsibilities for your workforce.
All workplaces in Ontario are now required to screen all workers, contractors, volunteers and outside service providers for COVID-19 as a condition of entry to the premises.
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