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Canadian Labour and Employment Law Blog

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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…

Another Orange Crush? What to Expect from an NDP Government

Canada - May 30 2018 Recent polling suggests that the June 7th Ontario election is a hotly contested race with the NDP currently holding a lead in the polls and the PCs in…

Corporate Compliance Takes a New Turn

Canada - May 17 2018 Discovering corporate criminal wrongdoing by employees or agents is a situation that employers hope to never encounter. However, if that time comes it…

Ontario Reverts Back to Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation (For Now)

Canada - May 9 2018 The Ontario Government is abandoning its current method for calculating public holiday pay which came into effect under the Fair Workplaces, Better…

Pay Transparency Obligations Coming But Not Until January 1, 2019

Canada - April 29 2018 The Ontario government has passed Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. The Act imposes requirements on employers to promote equality of compensation…

Is Your Dismissed Employee Entitled to a Bonus?

Canada - April 19 2018 Employers who include discretionary bonuses as part of their employees’ compensation packages should be aware of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest…

Compliance Check: Do Your Pay Rates Comply with Bill 148?

Canada - March 27 2018 On April 1, 2018, employers in Ontario will be subject to the new equal pay provisions under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) brought in by Bill…