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Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2016

On January 1, 2016, an Act to group the Commission de l'équité salariale, the Commission des normes du travail and the Commission de la santé et de


Canadian unionization rates continuing to fall
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 15 2015

The reshaping of Canada's workforce and the related drop in union density in the private sector is confirmed by numbers recently released by


Union Disclosure Not Required: Christmas came early for Canadian unions
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2016

Canada's unions are likely starting off the year with some relief following an administrative announcement just prior to the holidays. We previously


Workplace harassment: what the OLRB can and cannot do
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2015

The 2010 amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act ("OHSA"), known as Bill 168, imposed obligations on employers in respect of


More restrictions on restrictive covenants - the SCC’s decision in Shafron v. KRG Insurance Brokers (Western)
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 12 2009

As many employers are well aware, restrictive covenants are difficult to enforce in Canada


Ought we fear the time of year? Summer dismissals may warrant longer notice periods
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 9 2015

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is a good reminder that a number of factors may be relevant to determining "reasonable


Forfeiture provisions in compensation plans not restraints of trade: employers can refuse payment to departed employees
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2014

Executive compensation plans are often designed to both reward past performance and offer a meaningful retention incentive. In the recent decision in


Is just cause a lost cause?: Ontario court upholds settlement despite after-acquired information about misconduct
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • October 3 2014

The basic legal principles underscoring the formation of a contract are no mystery to most employers - an offer is made, the employee accepts the


E-cigarettes: a hazy status in the workplace
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2014

Electronic cigarettes with nicotine ("e-cigarettes") and cartridges of nicotine solutions are widely available to consumers despite Health Canada's


Three new leaves for Ontario workers to take effect October 29, 2014
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 18 2014

Last August, we advised of proposed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 ("ESA") that would establish three new