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Canadian Labour and Employment Law Blog

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It’s High Time: Ontario Finally Passes its Cannabis and Smoke-Free Legislation

Canada - October 19 2018 Ontario’s revised regulatory framework for cannabis is now in effect. Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, received Royal Assent and…

Is Your Workplace Prone to Sexual Harassment? 5 Warning Signs to Watch For

Canada - October 11 2018 One of the clearest messages from the #MeToo movement has been that sexual harassers need to be held accountable for their actions. This message has…

Legalization is in the Air - Ontario Moves to Amend Previous Government’s Cannabis Legislation

Canada - September 30 2018 The Ontario government has introduced proposed amendments to the province’s regulatory framework for cannabis. If passed, Bill 36, the Cannabis…

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…