Important Update in Employment Law Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Rahman Decision Important Update in Employment Law Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Rahman Decision June 23, 2022 Statutory Severance Pay Calculation is Now Based on Global Payroll Statutory Severance Pay Calculation is Now Based on Global Payroll June 14, 2022 Slapping Female Buttocks in Heat of the Moment is not Wilful Misconduct Slapping Female Buttocks in Heat of the Moment is not Wilful Misconduct May 31, 2022
Ontario Government Mandates New Workplace Policies Ontario Government Mandates New Workplace Policies May 11, 2022 Significant Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act Significant Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act May 04, 2022 Trauma and Memory Loss How This Could Effect Credibility in a Workplace Investigation Trauma and Memory Loss How This Could Effect Credibility in a Workplace Investigation April 25, 2022
Damages awarded against employer who conducted “amateurish”  workplace investigation Damages awarded against employer who conducted “amateurish” workplace investigation April 11, 2022 No Accommodation for Employee after Years of Innocent Absenteeism with No End in Sight No Accommodation for Employee after Years of Innocent Absenteeism with No End in Sight March 21, 2022 Arbitrator Clarifies when Self-Isolated Employees are Entitled to Sick Pay Arbitrator Clarifies when Self-Isolated Employees are Entitled to Sick Pay February 13, 2022
Employee Terminated for Cause after Lying about COVID-19 Symptoms Employee Terminated for Cause after Lying about COVID-19 Symptoms February 08, 2022 Former McDonald’s CEO Returns Over $105 Million to Company Following Misconduct Former McDonald’s CEO Returns Over $105 Million to Company Following Misconduct January 07, 2022 Ontario’s “Open Period” 2022 is Right Around the Corner! Ontario’s “Open Period” 2022 is Right Around the Corner! December 13, 2021
Federally Regulated Employers Beware - Upcoming Changes to the Canada Labour Code Federally Regulated Employers Beware - Upcoming Changes to the Canada Labour Code December 01, 2021 Ontario Arbitrator Determines  COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was Reasonable Ontario Arbitrator Determines COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was Reasonable November 23, 2021 Labour Arbitrators Exclusive Jurisdiction Applies to Human Rights Complaints Labour Arbitrators Exclusive Jurisdiction Applies to Human Rights Complaints November 15, 2021
In the Wake of Waksdale Employers Regain Some Power through Rahman In the Wake of Waksdale Employers Regain Some Power through Rahman November 02, 2021 Employers may Need to Think Twice about Hiring through Agencies and Recruiters Employers may Need to Think Twice about Hiring through Agencies and Recruiters October 21, 2021 How COVID-19 has Impacted Employment Law How COVID-19 has Impacted Employment Law October 18, 2021
The Government of Canada Announces Vaccine Requirements for Employers The Government of Canada Announces Vaccine Requirements for Employers October 06, 2021 Repercussions of the mental health pandemic Repercussions of the mental health pandemic October 04, 2021 A cautionary tale in contracting out compliance with the OHSA A cautionary tale in contracting out compliance with the OHSA September 29, 2021
Legal Considerations for Workplace Vaccination Mandates & Policies Legal Considerations for Workplace Vaccination Mandates & Policies September 27, 2021 Is a refusal to inoculate cause for termination? Is a refusal to inoculate cause for termination? September 21, 2021 Employer Health and Safety Obligations Remain as Important as Ever Employer Health and Safety Obligations Remain as Important as Ever September 16, 2021
Uber Drivers and Delivery Personnel Could be Recognized as Employees Uber Drivers and Delivery Personnel Could be Recognized as Employees September 03, 2021 Vaccinations to be mandatory for all federal workers Vaccinations to be mandatory for all federal workers August 17, 2021 Recent Court Cases Provide Cautionary Tales to Employers Recent Court Cases Provide Cautionary Tales to Employers August 11, 2021
Getting off to a good start Getting off to a good start July 26, 2021 Legal challenges for construction employers during a pandemic Legal challenges for construction employers during a pandemic July 26, 2021 Deep dives in employee background checks Deep dives in employee background checks July 15, 2021
Return to work and employee accommodation requests Return to work and employee accommodation requests July 14, 2021 Canada Canada's Proposed Right to Disconnect June 23, 2021 Decision regarding discriminatory performance review pushes the bounds of employment law Decision regarding discriminatory performance review pushes the bounds of employment law June 23, 2021
Employer claims for wrongful resignation Employer claims for wrongful resignation June 16, 2021 Making severance settlements stick Making severance settlements stick June 16, 2021 Update: Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave may in fact preclude lawsuits Update: Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave may in fact preclude lawsuits June 09, 2021
Legal impacts of the pandemic in manufacturing Legal impacts of the pandemic in manufacturing June 03, 2021 Are your work-from-home employees moonlighting Are your work-from-home employees moonlighting June 01, 2021 Should you hire an external workplace investigator? Should you hire an external workplace investigator? June 01, 2021
Work-from-home does not have to outlast the pandemic Work-from-home does not have to outlast the pandemic May 20, 2021 Why Bother Disciplining Why Bother Disciplining May 13, 2021 Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave does not preclude lawsuits Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave does not preclude lawsuits May 06, 2021
Paid Sick Leave - Now Is the Time to Revisit your Sick Leave Policy Paid Sick Leave - Now Is the Time to Revisit your Sick Leave Policy May 04, 2021 Can employers mandate Covid-19 vaccination Can employers mandate Covid-19 vaccination April 29, 2021 What are the unknown risks of group benefits? What are the unknown risks of group benefits? April 22, 2021
Is a ‘discretionary bonus’ really discretionary? Is a ‘discretionary bonus’ really discretionary? April 16, 2021 Broken Dreams and Broken Promises: Avoiding Costly Mistakes Broken Dreams and Broken Promises: Avoiding Costly Mistakes April 14, 2021 How How 'internet harassment' could affect your workplace April 12, 2021
Misconceptions around vacation law in Canada Misconceptions around vacation law in Canada April 06, 2021 Responding to complaints of workplace sexual harassment Responding to complaints of workplace sexual harassment March 18, 2021 When can an employer discipline an employee for politically charged comments? When can an employer discipline an employee for politically charged comments? March 11, 2021
Will ‘densified offices’ still work post-pandemic? Will ‘densified offices’ still work post-pandemic? March 04, 2021 Accommodating parents working from home Accommodating parents working from home February 25, 2021 To terminate, or not to terminate? To terminate, or not to terminate? February 18, 2021
Workplace Harassment and New Considerations for Federally Regulated Employers Workplace Harassment and New Considerations for Federally Regulated Employers January 27, 2021 The State of Emergency in Ontario Returns The State of Emergency in Ontario Returns January 12, 2021 Can employers mandate Covid-19 vaccination Can employers mandate Covid-19 vaccination December 24, 2020
Non-competition agreements: When less is more Non-competition agreements: When less is more December 21, 2020 Was it a quit, or a dismissal? Was it a quit, or a dismissal? December 14, 2020 Data privacy on work devices Data privacy on work devices December 07, 2020
COVID-19 – second wave critical updates COVID-19 – second wave critical updates November 27, 2020 Assault on Freedom of Contract Continues Assault on Freedom of Contract Continues November 23, 2020 When Should the Pandemic Work-From-Home Conclude When Should the Pandemic Work-From-Home Conclude November 16, 2020
Navigating Bad Faith Layoffs in the Covid-19 Era Navigating Bad Faith Layoffs in the Covid-19 Era November 09, 2020 Enforcing Work Standards in the Digital Era Enforcing Work Standards in the Digital Era November 02, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada confirms $1 million bonus payment to constructively dismissed employee The Supreme Court of Canada confirms $1 million bonus payment to constructively dismissed employee October 16, 2020
The latest federal and provincial responses to COVID-19 affecting the workplace The latest federal and provincial responses to COVID-19 affecting the workplace September 28, 2020 Bank Employees Told to Stay Home Until 2021 Could be in for a Rude Awakening Bank Employees Told to Stay Home Until 2021 Could be in for a Rude Awakening September 21, 2020 Political Speech in the Workplace Political Speech in the Workplace September 21, 2020
Ontario government provides more support for employers Ontario government provides more support for employers September 11, 2020 How employers can offer flexibility for parents as kids go back to school How employers can offer flexibility for parents as kids go back to school September 04, 2020 Working from home is not an employee right Working from home is not an employee right August 24, 2020
On CERB and concerned about the move to EI next month? On CERB and concerned about the move to EI next month? August 07, 2020 Be Careful What you Contract For Be Careful What you Contract For July 28, 2020 COVID-19 Critical Updates for Employers COVID-19 Critical Updates for Employers July 28, 2020
Toronto Sports Bar Refuses to Pay Wages Toronto Sports Bar Refuses to Pay Wages July 24, 2020 Future-proofing your company Future-proofing your company's employment agreements July 10, 2020 Is independent contractor status dead? Is independent contractor status dead? July 06, 2020
Firms Must Communicate That Working From Home is a Temporary Measure Firms Must Communicate That Working From Home is a Temporary Measure June 30, 2020 COVID-19 Update COVID-19 Update June 19, 2020 Covid - Bringing Employees Back to the Workplace Covid - Bringing Employees Back to the Workplace June 17, 2020
Ontario court strikes down most employment contracts Ontario court strikes down most employment contracts June 17, 2020 COVID-19 and Temporary Layoffs COVID-19 and Temporary Layoffs June 02, 2020 Important Updates to Emergency Financial Aid Programs Important Updates to Emergency Financial Aid Programs April 22, 2020
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Update Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Update April 09, 2020 The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Important Update The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Important Update April 05, 2020 COVID 19 FAQ for Employers COVID 19 FAQ for Employers April 01, 2020
COVID-19 Layoffs - Practical Advice for Employers COVID-19 Layoffs - Practical Advice for Employers March 25, 2020 Covid-19 Update: Changes to Employment Law Covid-19 Update: Changes to Employment Law March 20, 2020 COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know as An Employer COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know as An Employer March 06, 2020
3 Ways Dismissed Employees May Request Reinstatement 3 Ways Dismissed Employees May Request Reinstatement January 31, 2020 3 Ways to Get Your Job Back After You Have Been Fired 3 Ways to Get Your Job Back After You Have Been Fired January 31, 2020 8 Settlement Payments Not Subject to EI Clawback 8 Settlement Payments Not Subject to EI Clawback January 31, 2020
Avoiding Fixed Term Contracts: 5 Issues for Employers to Consider Avoiding Fixed Term Contracts: 5 Issues for Employers to Consider January 31, 2020 Fired? Here is What You May Be Entitled To Fired? Here is What You May Be Entitled To January 31, 2020 How Strong Is My Wrongful Dismissal Case? How Strong Is My Wrongful Dismissal Case? January 31, 2020
How to Avoid EI Clawbacks Resulting Out of Wrongful Dismissal Settlements How to Avoid EI Clawbacks Resulting Out of Wrongful Dismissal Settlements January 31, 2020 Wasted at Work: The Legalization of Marijuana One Year Later Wasted at Work: The Legalization of Marijuana One Year Later January 31, 2020 What to Avoid When Disciplining an Employee What to Avoid When Disciplining an Employee January 31, 2020