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Protecting Students Act, Bill 37
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

On November 15, 2016, Bill 37, the Protecting Students Act (“Act”), passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature. The purpose of the legislation


Are you doing enough to protect your employees from workplace violence?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

Two recent Ontario Provincial Court decisions highlight the increasing importance that the Courts, the Ministry of Labour, employers and employees


The exclusion of evidence in arbitration proceedings in Quebec
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 22 2015

One of the fundamental changes made to the law of evidence in Quebec when the new Civil Code came into force in 1994 was the introduction of article


Termination for employee misconduct outside the workplace
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2015

In his November 2014 Communique “Let’s Take This Outside: Can Employers Discipline Employees for Off-Duty Conduct?”, Cole Lefebvre canvassed a number


S.C.C. gives the right to strike constitutional protection for the first time
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 20 2015

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan1 recognized for the first time a


Temporary help agencies and their clients: joint liability coming soon in Ontario
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 6 2015

As reported in our January Communiqué, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act is now in effect. This post serves as a reminder to


Responsibility of employers for conduct of third parties
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 21 2014

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has had a summer of interesting decisions. Following on its decision respecting accommodation of childcare needs


The continuing evolution of workplace disability law: two provincial courts at odds on the deductibility of disability benefits from severance pay
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 2 2015

Workplace disability poses many practical and legal challenges for employers. Employers must balance their own business interests with an employee's


Budget announces social finance accelerator initiative
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

A little over two years ago, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (now Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)) launched the


Can employers ban tattoos and body piercings in the workplace?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2013

A recent labour arbitration decision addressed the question of whether an employer can prohibit employees from having "visible, excessive body