Employees Online Misconduct While Off-Duty Can Establish Cause for Their Dismissal Employees Online Misconduct While Off-Duty Can Establish Cause for Their Dismissal June 05, 2024 Attention Employers - Ontario Proposes Bill 190 the Working for Workers Five Act 2024 Attention Employers - Ontario Proposes Bill 190 the Working for Workers Five Act 2024 May 14, 2024 Helping Former Employees Find New Work Can Minimize Employer Dismissal Liability Helping Former Employees Find New Work Can Minimize Employer Dismissal Liability May 03, 2024
Misconduct Incompatible with Fundamental Duties Establishes Cause Misconduct Incompatible with Fundamental Duties Establishes Cause April 22, 2024 The HRTO and Labour Arbitrators Have Overlapping Jurisdiction in Ontario The HRTO and Labour Arbitrators Have Overlapping Jurisdiction in Ontario April 22, 2024 Termination Clauses Unenforceable for Allowing Employer to Dismiss Employee Without Cause “At Its Sole Discretion” and “At Any Time”, Ontario Court Rules Termination Clauses Unenforceable for Allowing Employer to Dismiss Employee Without Cause “At Its Sole Discretion” and “At Any Time”, Ontario Court Rules March 21, 2024
A Cautionary Tale for Employers: Bad Faith in the Manner of Dismissal and Frivolous Counterclaims Can Be Very Costly A Cautionary Tale for Employers: Bad Faith in the Manner of Dismissal and Frivolous Counterclaims Can Be Very Costly March 12, 2024 Picking at the Scab- the End of Replacement Workers? Picking at the Scab- the End of Replacement Workers? February 29, 2024 Supreme Court Rules Construction Employer is Strictly Liable for General Contractor’s Failure to Follow Safety Regulations Supreme Court Rules Construction Employer is Strictly Liable for General Contractor’s Failure to Follow Safety Regulations February 08, 2024
New Year More Changes - Ontario to Amend Multiple Employment-Related Statutes New Year More Changes - Ontario to Amend Multiple Employment-Related Statutes January 23, 2024 Red Flags for HR Professionals and When to Seek Legal Advice Part IV Red Flags for HR Professionals and When to Seek Legal Advice Part IV January 12, 2024 Trucking Industry Employers Take Note - Two Recent Ontario Decisions Find Termination Clauses Legally Unenforceable for Violating the Canada Labour Code Trucking Industry Employers Take Note - Two Recent Ontario Decisions Find Termination Clauses Legally Unenforceable for Violating the Canada Labour Code January 12, 2024
Red Flags for HR Professionals & When to Seek Legal Advice: Part III Red Flags for HR Professionals & When to Seek Legal Advice: Part III December 19, 2023 Driver Inc. – Benefits and Drawbacks of using Employees vs Independent Contractors Driver Inc. – Benefits and Drawbacks of using Employees vs Independent Contractors December 11, 2023 Amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards & Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards & Occupational Health and Safety Legislation November 28, 2023
Red Flags for HR Professionals & When to Seek Legal Advice: Part II Red Flags for HR Professionals & When to Seek Legal Advice: Part II November 14, 2023 The Minimum Wage for Ontario and Several Other Provinces Increased on October 1 2023 The Minimum Wage for Ontario and Several Other Provinces Increased on October 1 2023 October 15, 2023 The Consequences of Misclassifying Workers under the Canada Labour Code The Consequences of Misclassifying Workers under the Canada Labour Code October 11, 2023
Red Flags for HR Professionals - When to Seek Legal Advice Part 1 Red Flags for HR Professionals - When to Seek Legal Advice Part 1 September 29, 2023 The Importance of Offers to Settle: Cost Award Nearly Doubles the Amount the Defendant Owes The Importance of Offers to Settle: Cost Award Nearly Doubles the Amount the Defendant Owes September 29, 2023 Driver Inc. - The Misclassification of Truck Drivers as Independent Contractors Driver Inc. - The Misclassification of Truck Drivers as Independent Contractors September 15, 2023
Amendments to the Canada Labour Code  Will Come into Effect February 1 2024 Amendments to the Canada Labour Code Will Come into Effect February 1 2024 August 31, 2023 Arbitrator Upholds Dismissal of Employee for Sexually Harassing Co-Worker While Off-Duty Arbitrator Upholds Dismissal of Employee for Sexually Harassing Co-Worker While Off-Duty August 21, 2023 Termination Clause Which Violated ESA Did Not Invalidate Fixed Term of Employment Contract Court Rules Termination Clause Which Violated ESA Did Not Invalidate Fixed Term of Employment Contract Court Rules August 11, 2023
Employer Requiring Job Candidate to Be Permanently Eligible to Work in Canada Was Discriminatory Court Rules Employer Requiring Job Candidate to Be Permanently Eligible to Work in Canada Was Discriminatory Court Rules July 21, 2023 Timing Matters - Employee Did Not Fail to Mitigate Damages by Declining Job with Purchaser of Company, Court Rules Timing Matters - Employee Did Not Fail to Mitigate Damages by Declining Job with Purchaser of Company, Court Rules July 07, 2023 Disabled Employees Refusal to Cooperate in Accommodation Process was Cause for Dismissal Adjudicator Rules Disabled Employees Refusal to Cooperate in Accommodation Process was Cause for Dismissal Adjudicator Rules July 03, 2023
Worker ordered to pay employer over $112,000 for stealing major client while quitting Worker ordered to pay employer over $112,000 for stealing major client while quitting June 08, 2023 Termination Clause Valid Despite Its Silence on Statutory Entitlements, BC Court Rules Termination Clause Valid Despite Its Silence on Statutory Entitlements, BC Court Rules May 29, 2023 Employer Unable to Rely on Termination Clause Where Employee’s Duties Expanded Over Time, Court Rules Employer Unable to Rely on Termination Clause Where Employee’s Duties Expanded Over Time, Court Rules May 16, 2023
Court Dismisses Employer Court Dismisses Employer's $150 million Counterclaim Against Former Employee for Being an "Attempt to Silence" Him May 03, 2023 Paid IDEL Has Expired - What Does This Mean for Employees and Employers? Paid IDEL Has Expired - What Does This Mean for Employees and Employers? April 14, 2023 Ontario is Proposing Multiple Important Changes to its Employment-Related Legislation Ontario is Proposing Multiple Important Changes to its Employment-Related Legislation April 06, 2023
Groundbreaking Decision! Court Awards Employer Damages Based on Employee Time Theft Groundbreaking Decision! Court Awards Employer Damages Based on Employee Time Theft March 07, 2023 Re-Employment Efforts - To Assist or Not Re-Employment Efforts - To Assist or Not February 03, 2023 New Rules in Ontario Give Teeth to Independent Contractor Relationships New Rules in Ontario Give Teeth to Independent Contractor Relationships January 10, 2023
Striking a Balance Between Employee Misconduct and Sanctions Imposed Striking a Balance Between Employee Misconduct and Sanctions Imposed January 03, 2023 Unpaid Leave for Non-Compliance of Vaccination Policy is Not Constructive Dismissal Unpaid Leave for Non-Compliance of Vaccination Policy is Not Constructive Dismissal December 02, 2022 Ontario Court Confirms Employee Ontario Court Confirms Employee's Right to Examine President of the Company November 18, 2022
Electronic Monitoring Policies Must be Provided to Employees by November 10 2022 Electronic Monitoring Policies Must be Provided to Employees by November 10 2022 November 07, 2022 Employers Beware Fixed-Term Contracts Can Be Costly Employers Beware Fixed-Term Contracts Can Be Costly October 21, 2022 Three-Dose Vaccination Policy Deemed Reasonable in Long-Term Care Homes Three-Dose Vaccination Policy Deemed Reasonable in Long-Term Care Homes October 10, 2022
Employees Wrongful Dismissal Award Reduced for Failing to Accept a Comparable Position Employees Wrongful Dismissal Award Reduced for Failing to Accept a Comparable Position October 03, 2022 Decision: Employers Masking Policy Did Not Lay the Grounds for a Constructive Dismissal Claim Decision: Employers Masking Policy Did Not Lay the Grounds for a Constructive Dismissal Claim September 12, 2022 OLRB Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Arbitrator OLRB Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Arbitrator August 30, 2022
Ontario Extends Paid Sick Days Program as Temporary Layoff Protections Expire Ontario Extends Paid Sick Days Program as Temporary Layoff Protections Expire August 11, 2022 Arbitrator Rules New Statutory Holiday Should be Included in Collective Agreements Arbitrator Rules New Statutory Holiday Should be Included in Collective Agreements July 27, 2022 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 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 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
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 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
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 COVID-19 – second wave critical updates COVID-19 – second wave critical updates November 27, 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 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 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
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 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 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
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