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Mar 9, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At the same time, employers also ha...

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Mar 3, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

UNIONIZATION ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING SERVED ON FOOD DELIVERY INDUSTRY: FOODORA’S COURIERS DETERMINED TO BE DEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

The “Gig Economy”: this is the name that has been given to the current state of the world of work in North America, if not most of the ...

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Feb 25, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Termination Clause Not Saved by Fail-Safe Provision

As our regular readers are well aware, CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions over the last five years that have dealt with the enfo...

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Feb 19, 2020

By Charles Binns

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO HOME, BUT YOU CAN’T WORK HERE: DIVISIONAL COURT UPHOLDS LAYOFF OF EMPLOYEE WHO WAS BANNED FROM THIRD PARTY WORKSITE

Employment relationships can be difficult to manage on their own, but often become more complicated where they engage the interests of third partie...

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Feb 13, 2020

COURT FINDS EMPLOYER HAD CAUSE TO TERMINATE AN EMPLOYEE FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A CO-WORKER

Last week Mike MacLellan blogged on a case where a unionized employee was terminated for sexually harassing another employee. This week we’re...

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Feb 5, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Sexual Assault is NOT “Lower End” Harassment, and the Labour Arbitrator Who Said Otherwise Was Wrong.

I for one would have thought it would be pretty obvious, but it actually took the matter going all the way to the Alberta Court of Appeal to quash ...

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Jan 29, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

MORE BAD MEDICINE FOR EMPLOYERS: DIVISIONAL COURT OVERTURNS DISIMISSAL OF DRUG-ADDICTED THIEVING NURSE

You may remember reading about the case of the nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital whose 28-year career was cut short when Arbitrator Dana Randall...

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Jan 23, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Supreme Court of Canada Holds Work Place Inspection Obligations under the Canada Labour Code Only Extend to Area of Employer’s Physical Control

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has found that an employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code (the &ldq...

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Jan 15, 2020

FEDERAL COURT CLARIFIES THAT REINSTATEMENT IS NOT THE “STANDARD” REMEDY IN ALL UNJUST DISMISSAL CASES

As many of our readers are aware, adjudicators have an array of options under the Canada Labour Code (CLC) to remedy an unjust dismissal. Of these ...

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Jan 9, 2020

2019 IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP CASES AND KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT IMPACTED YOUR WORKPLACE

2019 was a tumultuous year for employers with significant changes to workplace legislation both provincially and federally and a number of notewort...

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Dec 19, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

Cormier, Part Deux: Court Of Appeal Upholds Summary Judgment Decision

As you may recall from our blog earlier this year, the case of Cormier v. St. Joseph Communications involved a wrongful dismissal case that challen...

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Dec 12, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! CCPartners’ Tips for Staying on the Nice List this Holiday Season

As an employer, hosting a holiday party is a great way to ring in the festive season and thank your employees for their hard work in the last year....

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Dec 5, 2019

Court Enforces Without Cause Termination Provision Where Employment Agreement Also Contained An Invalid Termination For Cause Provision

CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions that address the enforceability of termination clauses, particularly those that seek to limit...

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Nov 28, 2019

Are you Ready For It? WSIB New Rate Framework will apply beginning January 1, 2020

Change is coming for Schedule 1 Employers who are insured under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (&...

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Nov 21, 2019

By Rob Boswell

MORNINGSTAR LIGHTS THE WAY-WSIAT Rules No Right to Sue Employer for Constructive Dismissal Related to Workplace Harassment!

A landmark decision of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), Decision No. 1227/19, has taken away Judith Morningstar&rsqu...

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Nov 14, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

“Freeze”. It describes not just this week’s weather, but also what’s happening to public sector salaries under Bill 124.

In June 2019 the Employers’ Edge Blog examined Ontario Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 ...

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Nov 7, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

DEALING WITH LONG-TERM ABSENCES: YOU MAY BE FED UP AS THE EMPLOYER, BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE THE ONLY THING FRUSTRATED

  You may recall or already know that the doctrine of frustration of contract exists, and intersects with an employer’s duty to accommod...

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Oct 31, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Dependent Contractor Status

As our regular readers are likely well aware, the mischaracterization of workers has become a growing issue of concern for Canadian employers. The ...

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Oct 24, 2019

The Production and Sale of Edible Cannabis Legalized as of October 17, 2019

As of October 17, 2019, the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals became legal. Although fresh and dried ...

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Oct 18, 2019

Employer Pays A Heavy Price For Discriminatory Hiring Policies

A recent decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario provides a stark reminder for employers that hiring policies which violate Ontario’...

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