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Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 13 2017

The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent


Be Careful What You Wish For: Social Media Background Checks and Privacy Laws
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2017

Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate and do business. Naturally, employers may want to take advantage of the convenience of


Beyond the Final Report: Government of Ontario charts its own course following the Changing Workplaces Review
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 30 2017

Last week, we reported on the Government of Ontario’s release of the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report, which comprehensively reviewed Ontario’s


Retail Sector in the Crosshairs of the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: 10 Ways Retailers Could Be Impacted
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2017

Premised on the theory that vulnerable workers and precarious employment exists in Ontario and needs to be addressed, the Final Report of the Changing


Bill 17 - Proposed Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2017

On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta tendered and passed first reading of Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (the “Bill”). The


The Changing Workplaces Review & the Potential Effects on Employers
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2017

The Government of Ontario has now released the much anticipated Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review. The product of a two-year


Changing Workplaces Review - Final Report: Potential Impact on Franchises
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

The Final Report has just been released for the Changing Workplaces Review, containing recommendations for legislative changes to Ontario’s Employment


Government of Ontario releases the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

The Government of Ontario has now released the much anticipated Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review. The product of a two-year


The Canadian Human Rights Commission publishes Impaired at Work: Guide to Accommodating Substance Dependence
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

The national epidemic of opioid abuse and overdoses is almost a daily feature in news media. Meanwhile, recent figures indicate that prescriptions for


These heels weren’t made for workin’ BC bans mandatory high heeled shoes in workplace
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 12 2017

On April 7, 2017, the BC Government issued a press release on having fulfilled its promise to ban mandatory high heels from BC workplaces. The change