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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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Oct 1, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

What’s next after CERB? Transitioning to Simplified EI and New Benefits

On August 20, 2020, the Federal Government announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) would be extended for an addit...

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Sep 28, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

COVID-19 ALERT: New Mandatory Screening Procedures for Ontario Employers

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg 364/20, effective Saturday, September 26, 2020. This Regulation sets out th...

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Sep 24, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Look Into It: New Rules for Workplace Investigations Under the Canada Labour Code

Back in July CCPartners published an article on our Employers’ Edge blog about the passage of Bill C-65.  That Bill introduced new Regul...

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Sep 20, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

A REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS THAT ONTARIO’S MINIMUM WAGE WILL BE INCREASING

Normal business administration can easily get lost in the hustle and bustle of a pandemic, but employers need to be aware that legislated increases...

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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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Sep 10, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Grievor Puts the “X” in “Ex-Employee”: Termination from Job at CRA Upheld by Federal Arbitration Panel

As many employers know, just cause is a difficult standard to meet, regardless of the jurisdiction under which you fall, or the forum in which the ...

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Sep 4, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

BREAKING: Ontario Extends Freeze on ESA Termination and Temporary Layoff Provisions

On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government published O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ...

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Sep 3, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Masking the Problem: Perspectives on Employee Refusal to Wear a Mask at Work

Employers have a legal obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the common law to create and maintain a safe work environment. T...

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Aug 27, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Don’t Get Schooled: Know How to Address Requests for Leaves and Accommodation in this COVID-19 School Year

CCPartners has published a number of blogs recently regarding workplace law challenges created by COVID-19 and the public health measures taken to ...

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Aug 21, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Federal Government Extends CERB and Changes EI

On August 20, federal officials announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended another four weeks into late September...

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Aug 20, 2020

By Charles Binns

Ontario Extends Orders Issued Under Declared Emergency

Earlier today the government of Ontario announced that most of the active emergency orders issued under the Emergency Management and Civil Protecti...

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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 14, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Enforceable but “Harsh” Termination Provision Defeated by Lack of Notice

The Employers' Edge blog has written extensively about the challenges of drafting an enforceable termination provision. This week brings us a parti...

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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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Aug 5, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Concerning New Decision for Ontario Construction Employers

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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