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May 26, 2022

By Mike MacLellan

Provincial Election 2022: What Employers Need to Know

Last year, ahead of the federal election, the Employers’ Edge blog featured an article about employers’ obligations to employees pursua...

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Feb 24, 2022

By Mike MacLellan

Working For Workers Act: Ontario Ministry Provides Needed Guidance

Late last year, CCPartners published an Employers’ Edge overview of the Working for Workers Act, amending Ontario’s Employment Standard...

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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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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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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 15, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

No Parking: Hotel Valet’s Termination for Unauthorized Parking Upheld by Arbitrator

In 2016 it cost $35.00 to park at a luxurious Toronto hotel for an “evening function” and $53.00 for overnight parking.  So when I...

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Jun 9, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

IDEL is NOT a Layoff or Constructive Dismissal: Ontario Court Changes Course

The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously impacted and impeded the way in which businesses can operate.  More specifically, through various lockdown...

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Apr 22, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Ontario Court Strikes Down Termination Language and Awards Generous Notice Period

This has been a common theme in recent months for the Employer’s Edge, but once again, an employer’s contractual termination language h...

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Apr 19, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Non-Essential Construction is Shut Down…Again (But What Does That Really Mean?)

In reaction to a spiking third wave of COVID-19 cases across the province, the Ontario government has implemented new emergency orders, this time i...

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Mar 11, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

What were you Expecting? Ontario Court Rules that Pregnancy of Terminated Employee Extended the Reasonable Notice Period

By now you’ve read enough of our blogs to commit the common law reasonable notice of termination “Bardal” factors to memory: char...

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Nov 25, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Information Overload! How Should Employers Handle Medical Information in a Pandemic?

I am writing this blog on November 25, 2020.  Christmas is one month away.  Access to an effective COVID-19 vaccine is … well cert...

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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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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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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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Jul 9, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Proposed Bill Presuming WSIB Coverage for COVID-19 Claims Quietly Passed First Reading

The Ontario government is somewhat quietly considering just the latest in a long line of legislative amendments aimed at addressing the consequence...

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May 28, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Who is Responsible for This?! Ontario puts Legal Obligations on Persons Responsible for Workplaces Open during COVID-19

Workplace health and safety legislation in all of Canada’s jurisdictions place obligations on employers to take reasonable steps to preserve ...

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Apr 1, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

UPDATE COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for Employers – NOW WITH MORE (but not all) DETAILS

Last week the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March 15, 2020....

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Mar 31, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

UPDATE (kind of) COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Wage Subsidy for Employers

Last week the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March 15, 20...

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Mar 16, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19: IMPACT ON EMPLOYERS

Earlier today the government of Ontario provided an outline of its plan to help control the spread of COVID-19 through the province’s workpla...

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