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Apr 26, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

BUS-ted! School Bus Driver in PEI was Insubordinate, and NOT Subject to Discrimination

In a welcome decision from Canada’s smallest province, a pervasive myth has been dispelled: an employee with a disability who belongs to a un...

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Jan 25, 2018

By Susan Crawford

BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Treatment of Mitigation Earnings and Extended Notice for Health Reasons

Two primary considerations in any wrongful dismissal action is the period of reasonable notice an employee is entitled to and how to treat income e...

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Dec 7, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Ho! Ho! Hoping to Stay Out of Trouble? CCPartners’ Tips For a Safe and Fun Holiday Party!

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Oct 5, 2017

No “Double Dipping” Where Trial Judge Awarded Moral Damages for Bad Faith Dismissal and Damages Based on Sexual Harassment

Charitable Donation - Algoma University Business Case Competition - Feb. 18, 2015 (00103142.DOCX;1) In Doyle v. Zochem the Ontario Court of Appeal ...

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Aug 24, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Believe Me, Ontario Court Upholds Termination for Dishonesty

Employers are sometimes surprised to learn that they do not necessarily have just cause to terminate a dishonest employee.  It is true that em...

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Feb 23, 2017

Proceed with Caution when Asking for a Criminal Record Check from Employees

Note: The plaintiff, in the lower court decision reported below, appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. In the decision released on March 21, 2...

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Jan 11, 2017

2016 In Review - A Look Back At The Top Cases And Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

2016 featured many significant decisions and legislative changes impacting employers. Over the course of the year, CCP blogged on these development...

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Dec 1, 2016

By Mike MacLellan

Naughty or Nice? How a Holiday Party might Leave Employers with an Expensive Lump of Coal

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Oct 27, 2016

By Mike MacLellan

CCP’s Take on the CPP – Episode III: The Empire Strikes Back (at ORPP)

So it’s not exactly the Empire versus the Rebels, but the Trudeau government has effectively nixed the Ontario provincial mini-Empire’s...

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Jul 14, 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Supreme Court of Canada restores requirement for just cause dismissal under the Canada Labour Code

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has released its decision on Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd v Wilson. We first told you about this cas...

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Jul 7, 2016

The Frustration of Frustration of Contract: Discharging for Innocent Absenteeism Hits Another Roadblock

When an employee needs to access long term disability benefits (“LTD”), employers should be mindful of the various pitfalls that can ar...

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Mar 29, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

Check Please! New Standardized Rules for Police Record Checks Across Ontario

For many employers, police record checks are part of the application process for new employees.  For those employers asking for a Criminal Rec...

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Jan 28, 2016

The ORPP: Wynne Promises 100 Years of Sustainability – Employers Brace for Century of Suffering

On August 13, 2015 we released a blog outlining the initial details of Premier Wynne’s plan to unveil the new Ontario Retirement Pension Pla...

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Nov 11, 2015

“It’s Never Okay” – Ontario’s Legislative Crackdown on Sexual Violence and Harassment Passes First Reading

In March of this year the Ontario government published a 40 page Action Plan to combat sexual violence and harassment in both our workplaces and co...

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Nov 5, 2015

By Susan Crawford

Tis the Season to Get Sued – Employers Beware of Holiday Party Liability

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Aug 13, 2015

The Ontario Registered Pension Plan – An Employer, Employee, and Election Issue

The Ontario Liberal Government has begun to unveil new details of the Ontario Registered Pension Plan (“ORPP”) – a plan that may ...

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Jul 2, 2015

By Susan Crawford

I Owe What??? Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Dismissing Employees

Dismissing an employee is never an easy exercise for an employer and all too often employers dismiss employees without fully appreciating the oblig...

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Jan 15, 2015

The Employer Case for Effective Disability Management

In the last couple of years, employers and organizations have seen their costs associated with employee absenteeism skyrocket.  Absenteeism in...

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Jan 8, 2015

Dismissal Upheld after Sexual Threats over Facebook

As one of the seminal decisions of 2014, USW and Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. raised the issues of off-duty conduct, sexual harassment / threats and s...

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