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December 4, 2019

Checking it Twice: A List of 12 Legal Considerations for Employers During the Holiday Season

By Brandin O'Connor and Domenica Moran

  Health and Safety at Company Events The definition of “workplace” under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act...

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November 11, 2019

Ontario Small Claims Court is Increasing Cap from $25,000 to $35,000

By Todd Weisberg and Domenica Moran

Starting January 1, 2020, litigants will be able to bring claims of up to $35,000 in the Ontario Small Claims Court.     Currently, ...

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September 30, 2019

Are Your Employees Entitled to Time Off Work to Vote in the Upcoming Federal Election?

By Amelia Cooke and Domenica Moran

With Canada’s federal election only three weeks away, employers should confirm whether any employees will need time off work to vote on elect...

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August 29, 2019

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code come into force September 1, 2019

By Mallory Adams and Mackenzie Anderson

On September 1, 2019, a number of amendments to the Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2 (the “Code”) come into force. These changes we...

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August 19, 2019

Federal Government Proposes Changes to How Employee Stock Options are Taxed

By Brandin O'Connor and Kenji Nuhn

On June 17, 2019, the federal government announced draft legislation that will change how employee stock options are taxed. Employers that are Cana...

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June 26, 2019

Court of Appeal Confirms Common Law Notice Periods in Excess of Twenty-Four Months Should Only be Awarded in Exceptional Circumstances

By Todd Weisberg and Mackenzie Anderson

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed in Dawe v The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada (“Dawe”) that notice periods be...

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