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Canadian Labour and Employment Law Blog

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Legalization Draws Near, Where are We Now on Employee Testing?

Canada - September 11 2018 Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) refused the union’s leave application in Suncor Energy Inc v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313…

Ontario Moves to Protect Free Speech on Campus: Universities and Colleges Must Develop Free Speech Policy

Canada - September 6 2018 Ontario universities and publicly-funded colleges are now required to develop and publicly post a free speech policy by January 1, 2019. No Bill has…

Inability to Monitor Residual Impairment From Medical Cannabis May Constitute Undue Hardship

Canada - August 20 2018 Recreational cannabis is very much in the spotlight as the date for legalization approaches. Yet issues related to employee use of medical cannabis…

ONCA Decision on Employment Offers in Asset Transactions Intact After SCC Leave Refusal

Canada - August 6 2018 On August 2, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada refused the plaintiff's leave application in Krishnamoorthy v Olympus Canada Inc, 2017 ONCA 873. As…

Does Your Full and Final Release Cover #MeToo?

Canada - June 28 2018 The Ontario Superior Court recently pronounced that alleged acts of workplace sexual harassment, including alleged incidents occurring in the…

ONCA Upholds Termination Clause and Signals to Courts to Not Create Ambiguity Where None Exists

Canada - June 25 2018 Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released yet another decision on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses: Amberber v. IBM…

Cannabis Becomes Legal on October 17, 2018 - Is Your Workplace Ready?

Canada - June 21 2018 Following the Senate’s historic vote in favour of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, the Federal Government announced yesterday that recreational marijuana…

The Big Blue Machine Returns: What’s Next for Employers

Canada - June 7 2018 With the newly elected PC majority government, change is the one certainty that Ontario employers can expect. The specifics of what the change will…

HRTO Rules Legislation Permitting Different or No Benefits For Employees 65+ is Unconstitutional

Canada - June 6 2018 In Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board (“Grand Erie “), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) held that statutory provisions permitting…

Time Off to Vote: Employee Rights in Ontario on Election Day

Canada - May 30 2018 Ontario’s provincial election is on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Under Ontario’s Election Act, employees who are qualified to vote are entitled to three…