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Jan 14, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Employee Reinstated After Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines

As employers continue to grapple with managing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace, it is unsurprising that we are beginning to see arbitrators w...

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Jan 13, 2021

UPDATED - BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW STAY AT HOME ORDER AND O. REG 11/21

In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system ...

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Jan 6, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

2020 IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP CASES AND KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT IMPACTED YOUR WORKPLACE

It may be modest to say that 2020 was an eventful year for employers with significant changes to workplace legislation both provincially and federa...

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Dec 24, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

IGNORING THE RULES DOESN’T FLY: AIRPORT EMPLOYEE’S TERMINATION FOR NOT FOLLOWING COVID-19 GUIDELINES UPHELD BY ARBITRATOR

A recent decision from Arbitrator Brian Keller in Garda Security Screening Inc. v. IAM, District 140 (Shoker Grievance), [2020] O.L.A.A. No. 162 de...

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Dec 21, 2020

By Charles Binns

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO ENTERING PROVINCE-WIDE LOCKDOWN STARTING BOXING DAY

Province-Wide Lockdown The much anticipated news of stricter lockdowns across Ontario has arrived. This afternoon Doug Ford announced that Ontario ...

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Dec 17, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: DEEMED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE IS EXTENDED TO JULY 3, 2021

In a move that gives employers some certainty as we head into the New Year, the Ontario government has extended O. Reg 228/20: Infectious Disease E...

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Dec 16, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

CAN EMPLOYEES BE FORCED TO TAKE THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

As Canadians anxiously await the arrival of approved vaccines for COVID-19, employers and employees are beginning to examine how this might impact ...

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Dec 9, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

It’s the most wonderful time of a not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during COVID-19

Every year the team at CCPartners provides our readers with tips for navigating the holiday season, and in particular holiday parties, without invi...

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Dec 2, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

To Terminate for Cause, or Without Cause – That is the Question

A recent New Brunswick Court of Appeal decision underlined the significance of alleging cause at the time of the termination, not after. Facts The ...

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Nov 25, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Information Overload! How Should Employers Handle Medical Information in a Pandemic?

I am writing this blog on November 25, 2020.  Christmas is one month away.  Access to an effective COVID-19 vaccine is … well cert...

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Nov 19, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

SHORT-TERM EMPLOYEE’S WRONGFUL DISMISSAL CLAIM FOR YEAR’S WORTH OF REASONABLE NOTICE DENIED

When it comes to termination of employment and wrongful dismissal, the case law in recent years has, to put it mildly, not generally favoured emplo...

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Nov 13, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

COVID-19 UPDATE: ONTARIO MOVES MORE REGIONS INTO THE RED ZONE AND LOWERS ITS POSITIVITY THRESHOLD

Ontario is making changes to its colour-coded COVID-19 system and putting several regions into the red "control" zone which has more severe restric...

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Nov 12, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

On Duty with Diapers: Supreme Court of Canada Finds an Employer Policy Providing Fewer Pension Benefits to Women with Childcare Obligations is Discriminatory

In Fraser v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 SCC 28 (“Fraser”), the Supreme Court of Canada put the interpretation of the right to equa...

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Nov 4, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Ontario Releases New, More Targeted, COVID-19 Municipality Category System

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new classification system for local public health units beginning Saturday November 7, at 12:01am. Toronto wi...

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Oct 28, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

There’s No Place Like Home: Remote Work in the Post-Pandemic Era

Given that COVID-19 cases in Ontario are consistently hovering around 800 new cases per day – it is understandably difficult to imagine a fut...

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Oct 22, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Racist Outburst at Work Resulted in Just Cause Termination of 23 Year Union Member

A labour arbitrator has found that a White employee’s use of anti-Black racial slurs gave the employer just cause to terminate employment, an...

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Oct 13, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Damages Award for Loss of Incentive Plan Payout: Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Ltd

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released an important decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, reiterating that empl...

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Oct 9, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

COVID-19 Update: Three of Ontario’s COVID-19 Hotspots Reverting to “Modified” Stage 2

On the heels of the highest-ever daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Friday, October 9, 2020 – 939 new cases – the Provinc...

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Oct 8, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

COVID-19 Update: Introduction of New Restrictions Affecting Ontario Employers

As a follow-up to the recent introduction of mandatory screening procedures required by Ontario employers (which can be reviewed in our recent blog...

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Oct 7, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

The Wheel of Perpetual Uncertainty Continues to Spin in the World of Common Law Reasonable Notice

Termination clauses and common law reasonable notice are two aspects of Employment Law that employers continually encounter challenges with masteri...

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