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Pensions: An Update from FSRA and Ontario Bill 132

With the return of the Ontario government on October 28th came the introduction of Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (“Bill 132”). Bill 132 is an omnibus bill that includes amendments to a number of Ontario...

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2019 Federal Election Reminder: Employees’ Right to Time Off to Vote

In advance of the federal election on October 21, 2019, employers are reminded of their obligation to provide employees with time off to vote on polling day. Three Consecutive Hours for Voting The federal Canada Elections Act provides that all...

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Pensions: An Ontario Update

With the Ontario government soon to return from its summer hiatus, the A. M. Pension blog also returns. In this post, we highlight some of the developments in the area of pensions law in Ontario over the summer and early...

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Workplace Violence and the Health Care Sector

In response to the public outcry following the deaths of numerous long-term care (“LTC”) facility residents in Ontario, a Public Inquiry was launched into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes (the “Inquiry”). In July 2019,...

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Are you Ready for Work-to-Rule?

School boards, superintendents and principals should prepare for the potential for labour unrest given the current political climate in Ontario. A work-to-rule campaign is one strategy often employed by unions representing elementary and secondary school teachers and support staff to...

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Update on family status discrimination: SCC denies leaves to appeal in Suen

The end of summer and return of many Canadians to their regular work and school routines reminds us of the challenge of balancing work and family. The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in...

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Transportation Industry Employers Affected By Last-Minute Guidelines Concerning New Canada Labour Code Amendments

Sweeping amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) came into force on September 1, 2019. Just prior to this, on August 30, 2019, the federal government published a set of interpretations, policies, and guidelines (IPGs) in relation to these...

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Update for Federally Regulated Employers: Government Issues Guidelines for New Canada Labour Code Amendments

As discussed in our Communiqué dated August 21, significant amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) came into force on September 1, 2019. Just prior to this, on August 30, 2019, the federal government published a set of interpretations,...

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A Reminder to Federally Regulated Employers: Substantial Amendments to the Canada Labour Code Are Imminent

Introduction On September 1, 2019, a number of the amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) which we described in our November 5, 2018 communiqué are scheduled to come into force. Many of these amendments create new leave entitlements...

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Katz et al. v. Clarke: Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Termination of Employee Due to Frustration of Contract

The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee for frustration of contract, affirming that it is “inherently impossible” to accommodate an employee who is unable to work. Background The employee, Mr. Clarke, was employed as...

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2019 Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award winner

We are proud to be recognized by Canadian HR Reporter as one the ‘Best Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firms’ in Canada.

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Labour & Employment Communiqué

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment Communiqué.

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