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August 10, 2018

Exercise Caution when Imposing Suspensions: Ontario Court of Appeal Declares Unpaid Suspension Amounted to Constructive Dismissal

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Domenica Moran

In Filice v Complex Services Inc, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that an unpaid suspension of an employee under investigation can constitute cons...

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August 10, 2018

Arbitrator Finds Employees Entitled to STD and LTD Benefits are Disentitled to Paid PEL Days

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Domenica Moran

Following Bill-148’s recent changes to job-protected Personal Emergency Leave (“PEL”) days in the Ontario Employment Standards Ac...

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August 1, 2018

Terminating a Contract: Do you Have a Good Faith Reason?

By Todd Weisberg and Domenica Moran

Before the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Mohamed v Information Systems Architects Inc (“Mohamed”), it had always b...

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July 4, 2018

Attention Employers: New Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Put On Hold

By Amelia Cooke and Domenica Moran

Note: The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (“SFO Act”) has been indefinitely postponed to give the new provincial government an opportunity...

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June 14, 2018

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal finds Terminating Employee Benefits at Age 65 is Unconstitutional

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Seth Holland

As a result of a recent decision out of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”), employers may no longer be able to exempt e...

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May 11, 2018

Backlash Prompts Ministry to Backtrack on its New Public Holiday Pay Provisions

By Amelia Cooke and Emily Owens

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that it will be undertaking a review of the public holiday provisions in response to a significant n...

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