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Dec 18, 2014

AODA Compliance Deadlines: January 1, 2015 Requirements

Further to our blog on October 9, 2014, this is just a reminder that the clock is ticking and organizations will be expected to be in compliance wi...

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Dec 10, 2014

By Rob Boswell

Bill 56: Stage One of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

On December 8, 2014, in keeping with one of its major election items, Ontario’s Liberal Government introduced Bill 56, An Act to require the ...

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Dec 4, 2014

Employer Fails to Trigger Employee’s Duty to Mitigate

In Farwell v Citair Inc. (General Coach Canada) 2014 ONCA 177 the appellant, Citair Inc., argued that the trial judge made an error of mixed f...

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Nov 27, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Human Rights Commission Highlights Employers’ Duties to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a topic that is permeating the social consciousness more than ever since allegations against a prominent CBC ...

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Nov 21, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for Stronger Economy Act, 2014 Passed to Law

On November 20, 2014 Bill 18 received Royal Assent, meaning that the Ontario Legislature has passed into law some wide-ranging changes to the Emplo...

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Nov 20, 2014

Is it Discriminatory to Fire an Employee because of Poor English Proficiency?

Many employers grapple with the issue of how to approach or deal with employees who have trouble communicating proficiently in English, particularl...

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Nov 13, 2014

Bill 18 Passes 3rd Reading – Poised to revamp various Employment and Labour Legislation

On December 12, 2013 CCPartners released a blog explaining the major changes to employment and labour legislation proposed in Bill 146 - Stron...

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Oct 16, 2014

By Susan Crawford

Employer Obligations on Municipal Election Day

As we get set to go to the polls to vote for our municipal leaders on October 27, 2014, employers should keep in mind their obligations under the M...

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Oct 9, 2014

Is Your Organization AODA Compliant?

As most employers and human resources professionals are aware, the Ontario government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act...

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Sep 25, 2014

By Kelsey Orth

Don’t Get Left Behind – New Leave Provisions of ESA will Require Policy Updates

As you read about here, on April 29, 2014 Ontario’s provincial legislature voted in favour of proposed amendments to the Employment Standards...

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Sep 18, 2014

Ray Rice and the NFL Remind Ontario Employers that they may have Domestic Violence issues to address at their Workplace

Domestic violence has been prevalent in the news lately with many people voicing their opinions on how the Baltimore Ravens and the National Footba...

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Sep 4, 2014

Employers Can Contract Out of Post-Termination Bonus Obligations

One of the most hotly contested issues on termination is whether an employee is entitled to a bonus that would have been payable at a later date. O...

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Aug 14, 2014

A Risky Insistence: Why An Employer should exercise caution when including a Non-Compete Clause

Employers have the option of including a non-compete clause in an employment contract. The enforcement of this clause can provide an employer with ...

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Aug 7, 2014

Ontario Human Rights Commission Release New Policy on Mental Disabilities and Addictions

On June 14th, 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) issued a new policy entitled, Policy on preventing discriminatio...

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Jul 31, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Employer Cannot Expedite their Employee’s Resignation Without Proper Notice

By now we all know that an employer in Ontario can terminate any employee at any time without just cause, so long as the termination is not due to ...

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Jul 17, 2014

Are Employers able to Deduct STD and LTD Benefits from Employee Common Law Notice Entitlements?

In a recent Ontario Superior Court decision, the court once again had to grapple with the question of whether an employer is entitled to deduct STD...

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Jun 26, 2014

Is the Termination Clause in your Company's Employment Agreement Enforceable?

It is common for employers to prepare written employment agreements containing termination provisions that seek to limit employee notice entitlem...

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Jun 12, 2014

Wrongful Dismissal Notice Periods – Superior Courts do not set Precedents

In the recent decision, Kotecha v. Affinia Canada ULC, the Ontario Court of Appeal provided a useful reminder that trial level decisions are not bi...

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May 22, 2014

Resignations in the Workplace – When Quitting isn’t Necessarily the End

The law with respect to determining the validity of a resignation in the workplace can seem as murky as the early summer waters of the lake at the ...

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Jan 27, 2014

Supreme Court of Canada Broadens the Scope of Summary Judgment Proceedings - Will this be a Game Changer in Wrongful Dismissal Actions

A summary judgment is a procedure used during civil litigation to promptly and expeditiously dispose of a case without a trial or the pre-trial pro...

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