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Superior force and COVID-19: Employers are not relieved of their obligation to provide a reasonable notice of termination despite the loss of millions of dollars

Canada - August 1 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, the source of many uncertainties for employers. Among other things, the characterization of the…

Is There Currently a Pro-Union Movement in Canada?

Canada - July 25 2022 There has been an increase in strike activity and a perceptible uptick in unionization organizing efforts across industry sectors in Canada. Will the…

Employer Obligations Under Bill 96 An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec

Canada - July 19 2022 On May 24th 2022, Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (“Bill 96”), which amends the Charter of the French…

Mitigation Following Termination of Employment: A Cautionary Tale

Canada - July 18 2022 Absent a contractual term to the contrary, an employee who has been terminated from employment has a “duty to mitigate” and search for alternative…

The Federal Government Announces a Suspension of Certain Vaccine Mandates

Canada - June 16 2022 The Government of Canada announced on June 14, 2022, that as of Monday June 20, 2022 the government is suspending COVID-19 vaccination requirements…

British Columbia allows single-step certification of unions

Canada - June 5 2022 On June 2nd, 2022, Bill 10 - 2022: Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 (“Bill 10”) received Royal Assent and came into effect.Under the new…

Election 43 - What the Ontario Election Could Mean For Your Workplace

Canada - June 1 2022 On Thursday, June 2, 2022 Ontarians will cast their votes for a new provincial government. Throughout the campaign period the three major political…

An update on paid leave for illness and injury under the Employment Standards Act in British Columbia

Colombia - May 5 2022 Recently, the BC Government passed Bill 19 to make further changes to paid and unpaid leave for personal illness or injury under the Employment…

Considerations and Risks of AI in Employment Decisions

Canada, USA - April 22 2022 The tech world trend of artificial intelligence (“AI”) is becoming increasingly prevalent in employment matters. For example, employers are using AI…

Ontario Employers Now Required to Disclose Electronic Monitoring

Canada - April 13 2022 As of April 11, 2022, Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022, received Royal Assent. As a result, the Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act, 2022, has…