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November 22, 2018

Bill 47 has Passed: Changes to Employment Standards Come into Effect on January 1, 2019

By Todd Weisberg and Mallory Adams

On November 21, 2018 Bill 47, the Make Ontario Open for Business Act (“Bill 47”), passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent. This ...

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October 29, 2018

Open Season on Ontario’s Employment & Labour Legislation

By Amelia Cooke and Mallory Adams

The Ontario government recently promised to repeal much of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) and they are now deliverin...

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October 17, 2018

Cannabis is Now Legal: Is Your Workplace Ready?

By Brandin O'Connor and Mallory Adams

Overview The federal Cannabis Act comes into effect on October 17, 2018. As such, the recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada. What doe...

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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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