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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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Seann McAleese quoted in Law Times on the Ontario Superior Court dismissing libel action brought by Allstate Insurance

Law Times, "Ontario court dismisses libel action brought by Allstate Insurance"

Seann McAleese of Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto, who represented Allstate, says the company may appeal but “is eager” to proceed with the wrongful dismissal claim to disprove Joshi’s “baseless allegations” about discriminatory policies. Read the full article here.

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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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The Hidden Risks Associated with Social Media Background Checks

In the digital age, an individual’s personal information is often only a few keystrokes away.  The prolific use of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Reddit, offer an abundance of personal details.  While employers might value...

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Dawe v The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns 30-Month Notice Period

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently overturned a lower court summary judgment decision awarding 30 months’ notice to a long-service employee whose employment was terminated without cause.  The Court held that there were no “exceptional circumstances” to justify an...

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Lauréat de l’édition 2018 du prix Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice

Nous sommes fiers de cette reconnaissance par Canadian HR Reporter dans la catégorie « Meilleure pratique de droit du travail et de droit de l’emploi – Cabinets multiservices » au Canada.

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