Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

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January 2012

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Bill 168 Changes the Assessment of Workplace Violence

Nadya Tymochenko

In a recent arbitration decision upholding a termination, an arbitrator held that Bill 168, which amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act, revises the assessment of workplace violence. The grievor was terminated for a threat made to her union representative...

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New Tort of Invasion of Privacy

Nadya Tymochenko

On January 20, 2012 the Ontario Court of Appeal released a unanimous decision creating the tort of invasion of privacy in Ontario. The Court of Appeal is apparently the first appellate court in Canada to definitively establish a common law...

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Limits to Supervision Time is a “Hard” 80 Minute Cap, for all Teachers

Gillian Tuck Kutarna

In a recent arbitral decision, the issue was whether a teacher who has additional responsibilities as a “Teacher in Charge” or “Teacher Administrative Assistant,” can be asked to provide more than the 80 minutes per five-day instructional cycle of supervision...

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Proposed Amendment to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to Provide for Family Caregiver Leave

On December 8, 2011 the Ontario Minister of Labour introduced legislation (Bill 30) that, if passed, would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) to provide unpaid, job-protected leave of up to eight (8) weeks per year to employees...

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