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Nov 25, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

It’s the most wonderful time of (another) not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during our second year of COVID-19

Every year the team at CCPartners provides our readers with tips for navigating the holiday season, and in particular holiday parties, without invi...

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Nov 18, 2021

By Charles Binns

ARBITRATOR UPHOLDS COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY REQUIRING TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

In our latest two blogs, which you can find here and here, we have summarized recent arbitration decisions dealing with the reasonableness of vario...

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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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Nov 11, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY SURVIVES CHALLENGE AT ARBITRATION

In one of the first decisions to be released in Ontario on the subject, an arbitrator has upheld a mandatory vaccination policy that was challenged...

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Nov 4, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT DECLINES TO ISSUE INJUNCTION ON COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY ​

In the recent decision of Blake v University Health Network, 2021 ONSC 7139, Justice Dunphy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that emp...

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Oct 27, 2021

By Danielle Jager

NEW LEGISLATION: ONTARIO CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR WORKERS

Today, October 25, 2021, the Ontario government is introducing legislation with a goal to better protect, support and attract workers to the provin...

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Oct 25, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO RELEASES PLAN TO GRADUALLY LIFT REMAINING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY MEASURES

On October 22, 2021 the Ontario government announced that it has released a plan, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, which o...

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Oct 20, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

ONCA Overturns Decision Granting Vesting of Stocks during Common Law Notice Period

Last year, we blogged on a particularly frustrating decision of the Ontario Superior Court which held that the otherwise legally enforceable termin...

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Oct 15, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Court Upholds Just Cause Termination of Long Service, 75-Year Old Employee Due to Dishonesty and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Just cause terminations are often referred to as “capital punishment” in the Employment and Labour Law world. This is owing to the fact...

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Oct 5, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Court Throws out Challenge to Government of Saskatchewan Vaccination Policy

A growing number of provinces are implementing vaccine mandates requiring proof of vaccination to attend social events, participate in recreational...

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Sep 29, 2021

By Charles Binns

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ISSUES POLICY STATEMENT ON VACCINE MANDATES AND PROOF OF VACCINE STATUS

As of September 22, 2021, many businesses are required to screen their patrons for proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. On the same day, t...

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Sep 23, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE EXEMPT? DISCUSSING ONTARIO’S MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION

Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine passport system is sparking a growing conversation on what counts as a valid medical or religious exemption. Individuals...

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Sep 16, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Employer Obligations for Upcoming Federal Election

Election Day is quickly approaching and eligible voters who haven’t already cast their ballot by mail or at advance voting stations will be h...

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Sep 8, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

AN OVERVIEW OF CANADA’S NEW STATUTORY HOLIDAY: THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Earlier this year, the government of Canada officially passed legislation establishing a new federal statutory holiday entitled, The National Day f...

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Sep 1, 2021

By Charles Binns

CURRENT VACCINE POLICY MANDATES IN ONTARIO

As we blogged about previously, the Ontario and Federal governments have begun to make COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in certain workplace...

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Aug 17, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Breaking News: Ontario Government to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in High-Risk Workplaces

On Tuesday, August 17th, the Ford government announced that it is taking action to protect our most vulnerable community members from COVID-19 by r...

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Aug 16, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

No Common Law Duty to Investigate Prior to For Cause Termination

The Court of Appeal of Manitoba recently confirmed that there is no common law duty on an employer to investigate prior to terminating an employee ...

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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 7, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Resignation, Termination, or Repudiation? Employee’s Conduct Found to be Incompatible with Continued Employment

In an earlier blog post, we wrote about an Ontario decision in which the defendant employer’s conduct repudiated what otherwise might have be...

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Jun 29, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Ontario Court Once Again Weighs-in on IDEL vs. Constructive Dismissal Debate

Less than three weeks ago, the Employers’ Edge blog wrote about the recent decision in Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., where the Ontario S...

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