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Estopped by a Shared Assumption: The Court of Appeal Clarifies the Doctrine of Estoppel by Convention

Canada - May 4 2021 On April 1, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal reviewed and clarified the equitable doctrine of estoppel by convention in its decision in Fram Elgin…

Is it Time For Employers to Review Your Employment Contracts? The Supreme Court of Canada Says Yes

Canada - January 18 2021 On January 14, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Swegon North America Inc.’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s…

Daniel Wong, Sean G. Foran.

An Employer’s $115K Mistake in a Wrongful Dismissal Settlement

Canada - December 17 2020 On November 9, 2020, Brown J.A., writing for a unanimous Ontario Court of Appeal, released his decision in Kearns v Canadian Tire Corporation Limited…

Daniel Wong, Nofil Nadeem.

Ontario Issues a New COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces

Canada - September 29 2020 On September 25, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Health issued Version 1 of the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces (Business and Organizations)…

Daniel Wong, John Wilkinson.

A Cautious Reopening: Ontario Extends the Deemed COVID-19 Emergency Leave to January 2021

Canada - September 4 2020 On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government extended the relief for employers from the temporary layoff provisions under the Ontario Employment…

Daniel Wong, Max Skrow.