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Ontario employers must provide new paid COVID-19 leave

Canada - May 3 2021 On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government introduced and passed new legislation, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the Bill)…

Niveda Anandan, Kelly O’Ferrall.

COVID-19 and difficult decisions for employers: Employment challenges in 2020

Canada - December 9 2020 The year 2020 has been momentous for employment law. Human resources professionals, legal counsel and others have been forced to deal with constantly…

Kelly O’Ferrall.

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest decision striking down attempts to control severance cost

Canada - June 29 2020 A key way employers control severance cost risk is to hire employees under written employment contracts that specifically limit what the employee’s…

Allan Wells, Diana Holloway, Kelly O’Ferrall.

Supreme Court of Canada rules Uber arbitration clause invalid and a ‘classic case of unconscionability’

Canada - June 29 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the closely watched case of Uber Technologies Inc v. Heller (Heller) on June 26, 2020. The…

Elie Farkas, Geoffrey Hunnisett, Laura Fric, Lauren Tomasich.

Ontario government changes the rules on temporary layoff and constructive dismissal due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada - June 3 2020 On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government issued a new Regulation 228/20 (the Regulation) intended to adjust termination liability under the Employment…

Allan Wells, Damian Rigolo, Kelly O’Ferrall, Melanie Simon.