Elliot P. Saccucci

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Ontario Government Moves to Roll Back Bill 148 with the Making Ontario Open for Business Act

On October 23, 2018, the Government of Ontario announced that it will seek to pass the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, legislation designed to roll back many of the changes made to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and to...

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HRTO Denies Discrimination Claim in Medical Marijuana Case

In Aitchison v. L & L Painting and Decorating Ltd., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) recently had the opportunity to consider the intersection of the issues of drug use in the workplace, accommodation of a disability and termination for...

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Amended Bill 148 Passed Into Law

Introduction On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced its Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). On November 22, the Act was passed in the Legislature and received Royal Assent on November 27. Headlining the Ontario government’s legislative changes is a hike...

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Amended Bill 148 Passed Into Law

Introduction On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced its Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). On November 22, the Act was passed in the Legislature and is awaiting Royal Assent. Headlining the Ontario government’s legislative changes is...

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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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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

In the province of Ontario, 15.5% of the population has a disability. In recognition of this fact, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) become law on June 13, 2005. The definition of “disability” under the AODA is the...

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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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