David Tsai

Partner | Toronto

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Bring Your Own Device (to Work): Benefits and Challenges

Mobile devices are pervasive – indeed, it is becoming exceedingly rare to find a workplace that does not incorporate the use of mobile devices in its day-to-day operations in some fashion. While there are several ways companies can integrate mobile...

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Ontario Passes Fair Wage Legislation to Protect Certain Workers on Government Contracts

Introduction On May 8, 2018, the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The newly passed legislation allows Ontario to establish minimum rates of pay for people working in construction, building cleaning, and security services jobs under...

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Ontario Government’s Proposed Changes to the Province’s Labour and Employment Laws

Introduction On May 23, 2017, the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Government (the “Final Report”) was released for public consumption. As noted in our last communiqué, the Special Advisors made 173 recommendations on how...

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Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Final Report

Introduction On May 23, 2017, the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Government was released for public consumption. The Final Report is the culmination of over two years of consultation by the Special Advisors appointed...

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Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Interim Report

Introduction In February, 2015, the Ontario Government appointed Michael Mitchell, an arbitrator and formerly a prominent labour lawyer, and former Superior Court Justice John Murray as Special Advisors for the Government’s Changing Workplaces Review. Their mandate is to “make recommendations...

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Further Clarification on the “With Respect to Employment” Threshold under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

In many human rights applications alleging discrimination with respect to employment, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) may proceed directly to a consideration of the evidence and an analysis of the allegations.  In these cases, the existence of an...

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Employment and Labour Considerations Arising out of the 2015 Economic Action Plan and Bill C-59

Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures (the “Bill”), proposes several key changes to the provisions of the Canada Labour Code, 1985 (the “Code”) as part...

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Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Increasing Workplace Protections for Employees now in Effect

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant changes to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) in order to strengthen protections for workers. These...

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