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Jun 28, 2018

Good News for Employers as Court of Appeal Chastises Lower Court for Finding Ambiguity in Termination Clause Where None Existed

As we know, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in 2016, Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto, where a termination provisio...

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Jun 21, 2018

By Susan Crawford

What’s Old is New Again - Changes to Holiday Pay Calculation in Ontario for Canada Day and Beyond

In what would turn out to be the Liberal Government’s swan song, and amid widespread criticism from the business community, the controversial...

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Jun 7, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Just Cause Allegations Must Be Righteous, Or Else! Court Awards $125,000 In Extraordinary Damages For False Claims Of Just Cause

In May the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario released its decision in Ruston v. Keddco Mfg. (2011) Ltd..  While the award of 19.5 months&r...

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Jun 6, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

IMPORTANT: Employer Obligations in June 7, 2018 Provincial Election

Many employers may be unaware that they have obligations to their employees in respect of the upcoming June 7, 2018 provincial election.  Obli...

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May 10, 2018

Pay Transparency Legislation Gets the Green Light

Back in March we blogged on the Ontario Government’s announcement of a strategy on pay transparency called “Then Now Next: Ontario&rsqu...

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May 8, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Breaking News: Break for Employers on Holiday Pay

Yesterday the Ontario government announced that it would undertake a review of the Public Holiday System under Part X of the Employment Standards...

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Mar 29, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Equal Pay for Equal Work: It’s No April Fool’s Joke and Could Cost You If You Aren’t Ready

As we all know, the majority of the sweeping legislative changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and to the Labour Relati...

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Mar 15, 2018

What Then? What Now? What Next? Employers face further Obligations under Proposed Pay Transparency Legislation

It’s 2018 and employers are no longer strangers to sweeping changes to labour and employment law in Ontario.  Despite many employers sti...

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Jan 4, 2018

2017 In Review: A Look Back At The Top Cases And Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

With major legislative amendments made to the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety ...

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Nov 30, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Bill 148 Passes Last Hurdle with Further Significant Amendments Proclaimed into Law

Bill 148 – the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017.  This controversial legislation has b...

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Nov 23, 2017

Is An Offer Of Employment by a Successor Employer Sufficient Consideration? Court of Appeal Says Yes!

The Ontario Court of Appeal in Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., ruled that a purchaser can vary some of the fundamental terms of an employee&...

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Nov 9, 2017

Bill C-63 Creates New Scheduling Burdens for Federally Regulated Employers

A new Bill is gaining momentum that, if passed, will significantly affect the scheduling practices of federally regulated employers and will also...

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Sep 14, 2017

Back to Work: Liberals continue to Push Ahead with Bill 148

This past Monday it was back to work for the Ontario Government as the legislature resumed session. Over the course of the summer there had been co...

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Jul 20, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

BC Court of Appeal overturns Trial Judge’s Aggravating Aggravated Damages Award

We can virtually guarantee you that a plaintiff’s wrongful dismissal claim WILL allege that the employee is entitled to aggravated damages.&n...

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Jul 6, 2017

Ontario Court Upholds Termination Provision – Confirms Favourable Shift in Employment Agreement Interpretation for Employers

As we all know, there have been a number of court decisions in recent years which have found termination provisions in employment agreements to be ...

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Jun 1, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

New Proposed Labour Legislation is a “No Wynne” for Employers

Earlier this week the Ontario government announced that controversial changes to the province’s labour laws were on the horizon.  While ...

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Mar 2, 2017

Court of Appeal Weighs in on Enforceability of Termination Clause with Mixed Results for Employers

As we all know, there have been a number of court decisions in recent years which have found termination provisions in employment agreements to be ...

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Jan 26, 2017

Bill 26 Creates New Training Requirements and Paid Leave for Employees that Experience Sexual/Domestic Violence

A new Bill is gaining momentum that, if passed, will require employers to keep up with new training requirements and establish a new paid leave for...

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Jan 19, 2017

Ontario Labour Relations Board - Time Spent by Employee Traveling To and From Work is Unpaid

In a recent decision argued by one of the lawyers at CCPartners, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Labour Board”) ruled that tim...

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Sep 1, 2016

Time for Employers to go Back to School on the legalities of Internships

It’s back to school time. For many students, this means the beginning of looking for placements at employers to build on their classroom expe...

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