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