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Oct 31, 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Dependent Contractor Status

As our regular readers are likely well aware, the mischaracterization of workers has become a growing issue of concern for Canadian employers. The ...

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Sep 5, 2019

Canada Labour Code Amendments in Force September 1st

The Canada Labour Code is the employment and labour legislation that applies to federal works, undertakings, and businesses. While m...

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Aug 15, 2019

EI Officer’s Ruling Prevents Misconduct Allegations in Unjust Dismissal Hearing

As many employers are aware, it can be an uphill battle to uphold a dismissal for just cause. A recent ruling under the Canada Labour Code (the &ld...

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Jun 13, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Let’s Make a Deal…Unless the Law Won’t Allow It! Ontario Court of Appeal Reiterates that Employers Cannot Contract Out of the Employment Standards Act

Here are two things I want you to know before you even start reading this blog: Subsection 5(1) of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (&ldqu...

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Jun 6, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say About Your Employer, Don’t Say Anything At All… Especially If It Isn’t True!

We have all heard the story: the disgruntled former employee badmouthing the company he or she used to work for to anyone who will listen.  Ho...

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May 30, 2019

Getting Off? Get Out! Arbitrator Upholds Just Cause Termination for Masturbating at Work

As our regular readers are likely well aware, unionized employers are held to a high threshold when asserting just cause termination. A recent deci...

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May 23, 2019

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Highlights The Risks of Re-Hiring Formerly Terminated Employees

Employers are increasingly aware of their obligations to investigate workplace sexual harassment and provide a workplace free of workplace sexual h...

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Feb 7, 2019

Temporary Layoffs – Why an on again, off again relationship is risky for employers

Businesses regularly experience ups and downs. In some cases the good and bad cycles can be predictable and in some cases a downturn is unexpected....

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