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Feb 14, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

Ontario Labour Relations Board Confirms Threshold for Severance Pay Limited to Ontario Payroll

As many of our regular readers likely know, section 64 the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) provides that employees with five (5)...

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Feb 7, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

Temporary Layoffs – Why an on again, off again relationship is risky for employers

Businesses regularly experience ups and downs. In some cases the good and bad cycles can be predictable and in some cases a downturn is unexpected....

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Jan 31, 2019

By Jayson Rider

The Devil (Narcotics) Made Her Do It! Nurse Ordered Reinstatement and Compensation Notwithstanding Multiple Instances of Narcotic Theft/Falsifying Medical Records/Resident Abuse

In the latest of a number of really disturbing and head-scratching arbitral decisions involving the theft of narcotic drugs by drug addicted heal...

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Jan 24, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Ontario’s Court of Appeal Refuses to Reinstate Jail Sentence in Occupational Health and Safety Case

Back in 2017, CCPartners blogged about a Summary Appeal decision in which a sentence of a $500,000 corporate fine and jail sentences for the two di...

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Jan 17, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

CLASS ACTION AGAINST UBER DRIVING ONWARD IN WAKE OF RECENT COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

You may be aware of some of the worldwide challenges faced by Uber as an employer; in fact I wrote in this space last year about a specific ruling ...

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Jan 10, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Check Again!

Enforceable termination clauses in valid employment agreements are a key tool of employers in limiting liability to employees at the time of dismis...

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Dec 20, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Bill-148 Style Changes Now Coming to Federal Workplace Legislation: An Overview of Bill C-86

Now that we’re all acquainted with the changes to Ontario’s labour and employment legislation brought by Liberals under Bill 14...

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Dec 13, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

IT’S HIGH TIME THEY WENT (AWAY): UNIFOR DROPS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO SUNCOR’S RANDOM DRUG TESTING

As you no doubt noticed on our Twitter feed last week, in a few short weeks Suncor Energy will begin random drug testing of employees at its variou...

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Dec 6, 2018

By Cristina Tomaino

Frustration is not Just Cause for Termination under the Canada Labour Code

As you may know, federal employers require just cause to terminate non-union and non-management employees. Recently in Lewis v Whiteline Trucking L...

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Nov 29, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Asking for the Check: New Rules as of November 1, 2018

In March 2016 CCP brought to your attention the Police Record Checks Reform Act. This Act was new legislation designed to standardize the process ...

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Nov 22, 2018

By Susan Crawford

The Tree may not be the only thing “Lit” this Holiday-Season- Navigating the Company Holiday Party in the Era of “Me-Too” and Legalized Marijuana.

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Nov 15, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Get Outta Here! Ontario Court Confirms it has no Jurisdiction over Dispute arising from Collective Agreement

A decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed a long-standing legal principle that is at the foundation of labour law: the courts...

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Nov 8, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

The Feds Play Catch-Up: Canada Labour Code to Address Violence and Harassment in the Workplace 9 Years After Ontario’s Bill 168

On October 25, 2018, Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relat...

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Nov 1, 2018

By Cristina Tomaino

Bill 148 and Bill 47: Understanding the Changing Landscape of Labour and Employment Law in Ontario

In our blog immediately following the Ford government’s announcement of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act we outlined the notable prop...

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Oct 25, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Clearing the Smoke: Bill 36 and OHRC Policy Statement provide further direction on managing legalized cannabis

When October 17, 2018 rolled around many employers were still questioning what the rules were around legalized marijuana. A week after the fact, th...

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Oct 23, 2018

By Susan Crawford

BREAKING NEWS: Making Ontario Open for Business Act

  The Ford government’s newly proposed Making Ontario Open for Business Act would repeal a substantial number of amendments made by Bill...

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Oct 18, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Leave it Alone: Ontario Court Dismisses Three Claims by Employee in Respect of her Maternity Leave

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently released a decision in which it rejected an employee’s claim that her employer breached it...

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Oct 11, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

There is No “OT” in NOTICE – Court of Appeal agrees with Motions Judge that Employees not Expected to Look for Work in Their Sleep when Working Notice Provided

As you may know, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) has specific provisions governing an employee’s minimum entitlements ...

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Oct 5, 2018

By Susan Crawford

18 Month Jail Term for Workplace Fatality – Not the First of Its Kind

In April 2012 a worker working for Fournier Excavation, in Quebec, was buried alive when the walls of the unsupported trench he was working in coll...

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