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Divisional Court of Ontario: Severance Pay calculation not restricted to Ontario Payroll

Canada - June 16 2021 In Hawkes v Max Aicher (North America) Limited (2021 ONSC 4290), the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned an Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”)…

Reminder: AODA Compliance Reporting Deadline is June 30, 2021

Canada - June 14 2021 The deadline for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) compliance report is fast-approaching. As mentioned in our…

Ontario Court Confirms that Employees Deemed to be on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Have Not Been Constructively Dismissed under the Common Law

Canada - June 11 2021 Many Ontario businesses have been forced to temporarily shutter their doors and layoff their employees due to operational restrictions resulting from…

Returning Employees to Work during COVID-19 - Best Practices for Employers

Canada - June 3 2021 The employment landscape during COVID-19 continues to evolve. As employers and employees alike begin to adjust and adapt to these circumstances…

Quebec’s Bill 96 : Impacts on Employers

Canada - June 2 2021 On May 13, Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec (hereinafter "Bill 96") was tabled to the National Assembly…

Reasonable Notice Period Reduced Because Employee Failed to Take Reasonable Steps to Mitigate their Damages

Canada - May 28 2021 Employees have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to pursue alternative comparable employment and if available, to accept such employment. Damages…

Limiting Long-Term Incentives upon Termination & the Impact of the Pandemic on Notice Periods

Canada - May 21 2021 The Ontario Superior Court’s recent decision in Marazzato v Dell Canada Inc. provides important guidance on two key issues: (1) the onus on employees…

Significant Legislative Changes to the Workers' Compensation Act Now in Effect - Bill 47

Canada - May 17 2021 A number of changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) took effect January 1, 2021 and April 1, 2021. This blog serves as a reminder…

COVID-19 Update: BC Introduces Bill for Paid COVID-19 Leave in BC

Canada - May 17 2021 On May 11, 2021, the BC Government introduced an amendment to the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”), Bill 13 - 2021: Employment Standards Amendment…

COVID-19 Update: Alberta Government Announces Expanded Restrictions in High Case Regions Impacting Workplaces

Canada - May 5 2021 On May 4, 2021, the Alberta Government announced additional restrictions in response to COVID-19. Some of the new restrictions apply throughout the…