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May 8, 2024

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Government Introduces the Working for Workers Five Act

Ontario’s Bill 190 Working for Workers Five Act, 2004 (“Bill 190”) was introduced on May 6, 2024 with the goal of building on fou...

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Mar 28, 2024

By Jawdat Saleh

Working for Workers Four Act Receives Royal Assent

Ontario’s Bill 149, Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 received royal assent on March 21, 2024. The Bill amends several workplace law statute...

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Feb 1, 2024

By Misbah Anis

2023 Year In Review: A Look Back at the Top Cases and Key Legislative Changes that Impacted your Workplace

2023 was an interesting year with the continuation of lingering COVID-19 issues as well as other exceptional decisions in the area of labour and em...

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Dec 21, 2023

By Jawdat Saleh

Tis’ The Overtime Season. Or Is It?

The holiday season can be a period of recovery and relaxation for some businesses, while it might be the busiest time of the year for others. For t...

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Dec 8, 2023

By Misbah Anis

Sleigh the Risk, Not the Vibe: An Employer’s Checklist for Office Holiday Merriment

An office holiday party is often a great way to wrap up the year and show appreciation to your employees for all their hard work as well as provide...

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Nov 9, 2023

By Kelsey Orth

"Lynch v. Avaya: A Notice-able Change in Wrongful Dismissal Precedent?"

In the ever-evolving landscape of employment law, the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Lynch v. Avaya Canada Corporati...

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Oct 26, 2023

By Mike MacLellan

Secret Recordings Revealed at Hearing Gave Employer Just Cause to Terminate

Two key principles emerged from the British Columbia Court of Appeal in one recent wrongful dismissal decision. Surreptitious recording of con...

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Jul 20, 2023

By Jacob Love

New Canada Labour Code Amendments Now in Effect

As of July 9, 2023, a number of amendments to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) came into effect of which employers should be aware. These amendments in...

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May 11, 2023

By Kelsey Orth

BC Employee Learns the Hard Way there is no Free Lunch: Court Upholds General Manager Dismissal for Falsified Restaurant Expense Claims

Although perhaps counterintuitive to most people, it is an established point of Canadian employment law that employee dishonesty does not necessari...

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May 4, 2023

By Jacob Love

Arbitrator Finds Mandatory Vaccination Policy Reasonable and Upholds Dismissal Of Unvaccinated Employees

In Lakeridge Health and CUPE, Local 6364, a matter of Policy and Individual Grievances concerning a Mandatory Vaccination Policy and Terminations, ...

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Apr 27, 2023

Silence Does Not Speak Louder than Words says Ontario Court of Appeal - Silence in the Face of a Temporary Layoff Does Not Equal Condonation

Recently the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) determined that an employee’s silence does not equal a condonation to a temporary l...

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Apr 13, 2023

The Working for Workers Act, 2023 - Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You

On March 20, 2023, the Ontario government announced the expansion of the Working for Workers Acts, 2021 and 2022  through Bill ...

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Mar 23, 2023

By Jacob Love

Arbitrator Reinstates Employee Dismissed For Just Cause For Not Providing Proof Of Vaccination

In Teamsters Canada Rail Conference v VIA Rail Canada Inc., 2023 CanLII 18498 (CA SA) the Company terminated an employee with 19 years of service f...

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Mar 2, 2023

GET READY: NALOXONE KITS MUST BE PROVIDED BY CERTAIN ONTARIO EMPLOYERS AS OF JUNE 1, 2023

With the rise of drug-overdose related deaths in Ontario, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) has made a ...

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Feb 2, 2023

By Mike MacLellan

BC Employee Claims Wrongful Dismissal – Ends Up Paying Her Employer

In a rare and welcome example of common sense and justice, the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) has recently decided ...

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Jan 26, 2023

Another Canadian Appellate Court Rules CERB Payments Not to be Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

In a recent decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal declared that any CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit) payments received by an employe...

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Jan 19, 2023

By Kelsey Orth

Ignore Workplace Complaints At Your Own Peril: Employer Pays Dearly For Supervisor’s Abuse in Constructive Dismissal Claim

We often use this space to highlight what employers should do.  However, this week’s blog is about as clear-cut an example of what not t...

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Jan 12, 2023

By Jacob Love

IDEL Regulation Not Applicable Where An Employee Was Laid Off Prior To May 29, 2020 And Resigns Within Reasonable Period Says SCC

In a recent Small Claims Court decision, Wilkinson v Pharma, 2022 CanLII 120475 (ON SCSM), the Court determined that the IDEL regulation did not ap...

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Jan 9, 2023

2022 In Review: A Look Back at The Top Cases and Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

2022 was a tumultuous year for employers as they continued to deal with lingering COVID-19 issues. Throughout the year, CCPartners has been there e...

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Dec 8, 2022

By Mike MacLellan

BREAKING: B.C. Court of Appeal Rules CERB NOT Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

For the first time, an appeals court in Canada has ruled on what had previously been an uncertain and controversial legal principle – whether...

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