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  • Arbitrator reinstates nurse discharged for disparaging remarks

    A nurse who was discharged from her employment for making disparaging comments about her employer has been reinstated.  In North Bay Regional Health Centre v…. Read Complete Article
  • Court of Appeal upholds termination clause

    A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision represents a promising shift in how courts will interpret termination clauses.  In Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd…. Read Complete Article
  • The Top Employment Law Cases of 2017

    It is undeniable that 2017 was an exciting and important year in employment law.  The courts wrestled with complicated and difficult questions, including when can… Read Complete Article
  • Bill 148 – The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

    Readers of Focus will recall that on May 31, 2017, prior to the introduction of Bill 148, we highlighted the key changes being proposed by… Read Complete Article
  • CASL Updates – Private right of action for CASL non-compliance suspended; transition period for implied consent ends July 1, 2017

    Many readers of Focus will be familiar with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which came into force on July 1st, 2014.  Among other things, the legislation… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario proposes major changes to employment and labour laws

    Further to our Focus Alert from last week, on May 30, 2017, the government of Ontario announced its intention to introduce proposed legislation entitled the… Read Complete Article
  • Divisional Court holds that employers may require an Independent Medical Examination in “certain circumstances”

    Readers of Focus are familiar with the procedural and substantive components of an employer’s duty to accommodate an employee’s disability-related needs. The procedural component requires… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario government releases Construction Health and Safety Action Plan

    On May 11, 2017, the Government of Ontario released its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan (CHSAP or Action Plan). The Action Plan, which includes… Read Complete Article
  • Worried about legal liability for providing a bad reference? Truth is the best defence

    In the increasingly litigious world of employment law, employers may often be hesitant to provide a negative reference for a former employee. This hesitation often… Read Complete Article
  • Clock on limitation period for wrongful dismissal claim starts on day of notice – not last day worked

    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that the limitation period in respect of a wrongful dismissal claim commences on the… Read Complete Article

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