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Canadian Labour and Employment Law Blog

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Ontario Proposes Delay & Rethinking of Pay Transparency Legislation

Canada - November 23 2018 On November 15, 2018, the Ontario government introduced legislation to, among other things, delay the January 1, 2019 in force date of the Pay…

Ontario’s Bill 47 Gets Green Light

Canada - November 21 2018 On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (“Bill 47”), passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent. Bill 47 repeals…

Ontario Government Introduces Bill 47 to Reverse Most of Bill 148

Canada - October 24 2018 On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018, to repeal numerous provisions of the…

Conducting a Police Record Check? What You Need to Know for November 1

Canada - October 22 2018 Ontario employers who conduct police record checks for hiring or other purposes should be aware that new legislation comes into force on November 1…

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…