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  • Ontario Court of Appeal upholds constructive dismissal – without pay suspensions must be justified

    In its decision Filice v. Complex Services Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal provides useful guidance on the question of when an administrative suspension of a… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario’s omnibus legislation impacting pay transparency, collective bargaining in the fire sector and pensions receives Royal Assent

    On November 15, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 57, the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 (“Bill 57”). Bill 57 received Royal Assent… Read Complete Article
  • British Columbia Court of Appeal considers application of Workers Compensation Act to out-of-Province injury suffered by non-resident employee

    A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the “BCCA”) highlights the complexities that may arise when applying workers compensation legislation to out-of-province… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario’s workplace laws continue to be the target of change as the government introduces Bill 66 – Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018

    Ontario continues its workplace law reform with the introduction of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018.  Introduced on December 6, 2018, Bill 66 is omnibus… Read Complete Article
  • Arbitrator states worker’s use of medical cannabis results in “unacceptable increased safety risk”- grievance dismissed

    The recent legalization of recreational cannabis has highlighted the fact that there are a number of questions regarding the impairing effects of cannabis and how… Read Complete Article
  • Federal Government Proposes Significant Amendments to the Canada Labour Code in Bill C-86

    On October 29, 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-86, an omnibus bill aimed at implementing further aspects of the government’s Budget 2018.  The Bill… Read Complete Article
  • Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, Receives Royal Assent

    The Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, on October 23, 2018.  As discussed in a previous Focus Alert, the… Read Complete Article
  • Federal government introduces significant amendments to labour standards provisions under Part III of the Canada Labour Code as well as proposing new Pay Equity legislation 

    On October 29, 2018, the Federal government introduced Bill C-86, referred to as A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in… Read Complete Article
  • Ontario government introduces Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 – repeals much of labour-friendly Bill 148

    On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018.   If passed into law, Bill 47 would… Read Complete Article
  • Discrimination on the basis of citizenship – Ontario Human Rights Tribunal releases landmark decision

    In Haseeb v. Imperial Oil Ltd. (July, 2018), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“Tribunal”) was tasked with considering a claim of discrimination in employment on… Read Complete Article

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