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Oct 20, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

ONCA Overturns Decision Granting Vesting of Stocks during Common Law Notice Period

Last year, we blogged on a particularly frustrating decision of the Ontario Superior Court which held that the otherwise legally enforceable termin...

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Oct 15, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Court Upholds Just Cause Termination of Long Service, 75-Year Old Employee Due to Dishonesty and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Just cause terminations are often referred to as “capital punishment” in the Employment and Labour Law world. This is owing to the fact...

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Oct 5, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Court Throws out Challenge to Government of Saskatchewan Vaccination Policy

A growing number of provinces are implementing vaccine mandates requiring proof of vaccination to attend social events, participate in recreational...

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Sep 29, 2021

By Charles Binns

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ISSUES POLICY STATEMENT ON VACCINE MANDATES AND PROOF OF VACCINE STATUS

As of September 22, 2021, many businesses are required to screen their patrons for proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. On the same day, t...

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Sep 23, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE EXEMPT? DISCUSSING ONTARIO’S MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION

Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine passport system is sparking a growing conversation on what counts as a valid medical or religious exemption. Individuals...

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Sep 16, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Employer Obligations for Upcoming Federal Election

Election Day is quickly approaching and eligible voters who haven’t already cast their ballot by mail or at advance voting stations will be h...

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Sep 8, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

AN OVERVIEW OF CANADA’S NEW STATUTORY HOLIDAY: THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Earlier this year, the government of Canada officially passed legislation establishing a new federal statutory holiday entitled, The National Day f...

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Sep 1, 2021

By Charles Binns

CURRENT VACCINE POLICY MANDATES IN ONTARIO

As we blogged about previously, the Ontario and Federal governments have begun to make COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in certain workplace...

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Aug 17, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Breaking News: Ontario Government to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in High-Risk Workplaces

On Tuesday, August 17th, the Ford government announced that it is taking action to protect our most vulnerable community members from COVID-19 by r...

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Aug 16, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

No Common Law Duty to Investigate Prior to For Cause Termination

The Court of Appeal of Manitoba recently confirmed that there is no common law duty on an employer to investigate prior to terminating an employee ...

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Aug 13, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

BREAKING: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Coming to Federal Workplaces

In the afternoon of August 13, 2021 Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the federal government would require all public ...

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Jul 7, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Resignation, Termination, or Repudiation? Employee’s Conduct Found to be Incompatible with Continued Employment

In an earlier blog post, we wrote about an Ontario decision in which the defendant employer’s conduct repudiated what otherwise might have be...

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Jun 29, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Ontario Court Once Again Weighs-in on IDEL vs. Constructive Dismissal Debate

Less than three weeks ago, the Employers’ Edge blog wrote about the recent decision in Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., where the Ontario S...

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Jun 24, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

ONTARIO: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…UNLESS YOU ARE CALCULATING ESA SEVERANCE PAY!

In a decision that seems – at first blush – counterintuitive, Ontario’s Divisional Court recently decided that the severance prov...

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Jun 16, 2021

By Charles Binns

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYER’S COVID-19 TESTING POLICY UPHELD AS REASONABLE

Employers can implement COVID-19 testing as a condition of accessing the workplace in appropriate circumstances according to a recent decision from...

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Jun 8, 2021

British Columbia Court Rules CERB Payments Deductible in Damage Calculations for Constructive Dismissal

Following Iriotakis v. Peninsula Employment Services Limited, 2021 ONSC 998, a decision we wrote about in March, the Supreme Court of British Colum...

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Jun 7, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: ONTARIO EXTENDS INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE

The government of Ontario has passed a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) extending the Infectious Disease Eme...

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Jun 3, 2021

Stay-At-Home Order Expired but Restrictions Still Apply

On June 2, 2021 Ontario’s Stay-At-Home order expired, signaling a small beacon of hope to the end of the pandemic for a province facing sever...

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Jun 3, 2021

By Jay Rider

NO PROOF (OF VACCINATION) NO PAY – ARBITRATOR CONFIRMS EMPLOYER’S RIGHT TO PLACE EMPLOYEE ON UNPAID LEAVE PENDING PROOF OF VACCINATION FOLLOWING WORKPLACE EXPOSURE

An Alberta arbitrator recently determined that the Alberta Health Services (AHS) was not in violation of the law when it held a nurse out of work w...

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Jun 1, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO MANDATES VACCINATION AND VACCINE POLICIES IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES

Ontario announced on May 31, 2021 that staff at long-term-care homes across Ontario will have to either prove they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine,...

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