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May 8, 2024

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Government Introduces the Working for Workers Five Act

Ontario’s Bill 190 Working for Workers Five Act, 2004 (“Bill 190”) was introduced on May 6, 2024 with the goal of building on fou...

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Mar 14, 2024

By Susan Crawford

OLRB Clarifies Employer Obligations in Communicating Workplace Investigation Outcomes

A recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “OLRB”) provides important guidance to employers on the issue of what is r...

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Dec 3, 2021

By Susan Crawford

Working for Workers Act Passed by Ontario Government

On Tuesday, November 30, Ontario passed Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 which was first tabled in October and received royal assent on T...

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Sep 16, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Arbitrator Finds Employer’s Blanket Policy Requiring all Employees who Cross US Border to Self-Isolate Unreasonable

In a recent Ontario arbitration decision, Arbitrator Jesin considered the reasonableness of Algoma Steel’s policy to require all employees wh...

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Aug 20, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Weighs In on Reasonable Notice Periods following an Asset Sale

In Manthadi v. ASCO Manufacturing the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the lower court’s summary judgment decision finding that the motions...

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Aug 12, 2020

By Susan Crawford

BC Employers Must Submit an Application to Extend Temporary Layoffs

Temporary layoffs have been a key tool to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as they allow employers who cannot currently maintain their...

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Apr 28, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Union Obtains Injunction Requiring Nurses be Fitted for N-95 Masks at 4 Long Term Care Facilities

It would appear that extraordinary times lead to extraordinary court decisions.   On April 23, 2020 Justice Morgan of the Ontario Superio...

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Apr 23, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Lessons Learned by Employers from COVID-19

As we pass the one month mark in this unprecedented pandemic, CCPartners continues to see recurring themes that impact employers’ abilities t...

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Oct 10, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Court “Buries” Funeral Home’s 10 Year Fixed Term Contract – A Cautionary Tale for Employers

A recent Ontario Superior court decision serves as a stark reminder to employers that using fixed term contracts can lead to costly damages awards-...

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Sep 12, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Yet Another Termination Clause “Bites the Dust” says the Ontario Court of Appeal – Where Do Employers Go From Here?

CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions over the last five years that have dealt with the enforceability of termination clauses, part...

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Jul 18, 2019

By Susan Crawford

A Deal May Still be a Deal: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Summary Judgment Decision that Severance Transaction was Unconscionable while Entitlement to LTD Benefits was a Live Issue.

In the recent decision Swampillai v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada the Court of Appeal was asked to consider the issue of co...

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Jun 20, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Reduces Notice Period but Preserves Bonus Entitlement

The issues of common law reasonable notice for long serving senior employees and bonus entitlement through that notice period can be thorny ones fo...

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May 16, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Recent Divisional Court Ruling has Significant Implications for Public Sector Employers Using Proxy Method for Pay Equity Compliance

With smaller broader public sector employers like daycares and women’s shelters already facing declining government funding, a recent Court d...

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Apr 11, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Court of Appeal Confirms Employer Hardball Tactics Support $125K in Extraordinary Damages

Last June CCP blogged about the risks employers face when they bring suspect counter-claims and make allegations of just cause that they can’...

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Mar 7, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust in Superior Court

CCP has blogged on numerous cases in the last few years where judges have struck down termination clauses in employment agreements for failing to m...

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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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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 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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Sep 13, 2018

By Susan Crawford

“Frustration” for Employees but Good News for Employers in Recent Ontario Court Decision

In a recent lower court decision in Ontario, the issue of frustration of contract was revisited.  In the employment law context, a frustration...

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Aug 23, 2018

By Susan Crawford

Ouch – Piercing the Corporate Veil to Find Personal Liability in Regulatory Offence

“Piercing the corporate veil” is the judicial act of imposing personal liability on otherwise immune corporate officers, directors, and...

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