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Feb 11, 2022

By Mike MacLellan

The Open Period is Coming for Ontario’s Construction Industry! Here is What Employers Need to Know About Union Raids and Decertifications.

By Mike MacLellan and Danielle Jager It’s kind of like the Olympics.  Every three years we get to watch exciting high-stakes battles be...

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Feb 10, 2022

By Mike MacLellan

Right to Terminate Employment in COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Policy Struck by Arbitrator

The latest ruling on an employer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy came on February 7, 2022 from Arbitrator Gail Misra.  The outco...

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Feb 3, 2022

BC Court Finds Surreptitious Recording of Fellow Employees Just Cause for Dismissal

The recent decision from Justice Branch of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Shalagin v. Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership, 2022 BCSC 112 pr...

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Jan 26, 2022

By Danielle Jager

Duty of Fair Representation is Not a Duty to Handhold: OLRB Dismiss Complaint that Union Was Not More Supportive of Decision Not to be Vaccinated

COVID-19 has been rapidly changing the workplace for almost two years now and decisions on vaccination policies continue to be released. CCPartners...

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Jan 19, 2022

A Complete Rundown of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Decisions in Ontario

Updated: June 2, 2022  APRIL 10, 2022: Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Brantford Facility v United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175, ...

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Jan 13, 2022

By Charles Binns

ARBITRATOR UPHOLDS COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF VACCINATION STATUS AND PLACING UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Recently, we have been blogging on decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccination policies. You can find our latest blogs on these decisions here, here a...

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Jan 5, 2022

By Danielle Jager

2021 IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP CASES AND KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT IMPACTED YOUR WORKPLACE

No one could have anticipated at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020 that it would so profoundly affect the workplace for the balanc...

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Jan 3, 2022

ONTARIO PHASE 2 RE-OPENING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS PUT BACK IN PLACE ​

Ontario announced today that the province is temporarily moving back into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen. Starting at 12:01am on January 5, 2022...

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Dec 15, 2021

FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TO ISSUE INJUNCTION, RULING THAT MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY DOES NOT FORCE EMPLOYEES TO GET VACCINATED

It may seem strange to reason that a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy does not in fact force someone to get vaccinated, but that is exactly wh...

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Dec 8, 2021

ONTARIO IS EXTENDING COVID-19 PAID SICK DAYS AND IDEL INTO 2022

Originally set to expire on December 31, 2021, Premier Doug Ford’s government has announced that it is extending the Worker Income Protection...

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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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Dec 1, 2021

BRITISH COLUMBIA SUPREME COURT: CERB BENEFITS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM REASONABLE NOTICE AWARDS

Earlier this year, the Employers’ Edge blog wrote about the Fogelman v. IFG decision, where the Ontario Superior Court considered the im...

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Nov 25, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

It’s the most wonderful time of (another) not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during our second year of 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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Nov 18, 2021

By Charles Binns

ARBITRATOR UPHOLDS COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY REQUIRING TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

In our latest two blogs, which you can find here and here, we have summarized recent arbitration decisions dealing with the reasonableness of vario...

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Nov 15, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19 Vaccine Policies Aren’t a Shot in the Dark: Arbitrator Strikes Down Employer’s Vax Mandate but Provides Guidance

Last week’s Employer’s Edge blog reviewed the first labour arbitration case in Ontario to consider a challenge to an employer’s m...

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Nov 11, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY SURVIVES CHALLENGE AT ARBITRATION

In one of the first decisions to be released in Ontario on the subject, an arbitrator has upheld a mandatory vaccination policy that was challenged...

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Nov 4, 2021

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT DECLINES TO ISSUE INJUNCTION ON COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY ​

In the recent decision of Blake v University Health Network, 2021 ONSC 7139, Justice Dunphy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that emp...

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Oct 28, 2021

By Charles Binns

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA FINDS LABOUR ARBITRATOR HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT IN UNIONIZED WORKPLACE

In the recent decision of Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has ruled that a unionized ...

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Oct 27, 2021

By Danielle Jager

NEW LEGISLATION: ONTARIO CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR WORKERS

Today, October 25, 2021, the Ontario government is introducing legislation with a goal to better protect, support and attract workers to the provin...

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Oct 25, 2021

ONTARIO RELEASES PLAN TO GRADUALLY LIFT REMAINING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY MEASURES

On October 22, 2021 the Ontario government announced that it has released a plan, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, which o...

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