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Ontario government proposes some "strong" changes to workplace laws
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2014

The Ontario government introduced new legislation on July 16, 2014 to amend various employment and labour statutes. The legislation, called the


Be prepared: Ontario enacts significant changes to employment laws
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • December 19 2014

Earlier this year, we wrote that the Ontario government had introduced new legislation - the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014


Age discrimination in benefit plans Talos v Grand Erie District School Board
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2014

A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the "Tribunal") challenges the ability of employers to treat employees over age 65


"Intern(al) affairs": managing unpaid internships in British Columbia
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 11 2015

With the end of another school year comes the annual insurgence of students and new graduates into the marketplace, all of whom are eager to build


Collective agreements: a change of address may not affect bargaining rights
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2014

The recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board ("Board") in UNITE HERE Local 75 v Richtree Markets Inc. 2014 CanLII 647 demonstrates that


Twitter knows no bounds: suspension from work for tweeting a stranger
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 6 2014

"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand." When British pop group Duran Duran sang about Rio, they did not likely have silky Queens Park Rangers


After-acquired cause for termination
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 21 2014

A salesman was fired because of his poor work performance. He claims, however, that he was a highly skilled salesman and challenges his dismissal by


"Intern(al) affairs": managing unpaid internships in Québec
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 11 2015

The situation regarding unpaid interns in Québec has gained considerable attention in the last few years. Students and recent graduates entering the


SCC: provincial legislation prohibiting workplace accident-related tort claims against negligent employers applicable to maritime industry
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • August 28 2013

On August 2, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") handed down a judgment reiterating the broad scope of immunity against civil actions granted


Settling outside the box: Scotiabank reaches novel deal in overtime class action
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • August 25 2014

An innovative settlement agreement between the Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") and a class of bank branch employees seeking compensation for