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Ontario Court of Appeal says “moral blameworthiness” a factor in sentencing for Occupational Health and Safety Act offences

Canada - June 13 2019 In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher...

Common law reasonable notice of termination for independent contractors?

Canada - May 7 2019 In the recent decision in Cormier v 1772887 Ontario Limited, an Ontario Superior Court judge stated that in some circumstances it would be reasonable...

Bill amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995 receives Royal Assent

Canada - May 6 2019 On April 3, 2019 the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent. The most significant change to the Employment...

Michael S. Richards.

Compliant but not enforceable: beware of ambiguous language in termination clauses

Canada - April 3 2019 The recent decision in Movati Athletic Group Inc. v. Bergeron (“Movati”) highlights how careful drafting is critical to ensuring employment agreements withstand judicial scrutiny....

Michael S. Richards.

Bill 66 Proposes Hours of Work and Overtime Amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000

Canada - December 7 2018 On December 6, 2018 the Ontario Conservative Government introduced the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (“Bill 66”). If passed, Bill 66...

Richard J. Nixon.