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The HRTO and the duty to accommodate: how far does an employer have to go?

March 18 2015 In a helpful decision for employers, Pourasadi v. Bentley Leathers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") found that an employer's duty to…

Supreme Court of Canada on pregnancy and parental leave top-ups

March 13 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a decision of a British Columbia arbitrator which had found that denying birth mothers entitlement to…

Solicitor-client privilege does not necessarily arise where lawyer copied on internal HR email

February 27 2015 Is an email sent by a human resources employee and copied to the employer’s lawyer covered by solicitor-client privilege? The Ontario Superior Court…

Top ten developments in human resources law of 2014

January 21 2015 Legislative developments and rulings from decision-makers brought change to the fore in 2014. We have highlighted below ten of the key developments…

HRTO clarifies the scope of employer and service provider Code obligations

April 13 2015 Two recent decisions from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") provide helpful guidance on the scope of employer and service provider…

2015 Ontario and Federal Budgets released

April 24 2015 On April 23, 2015, the Ontario government tabled the 2015 provincial Budget, "Building Ontario Up" ("Budget") and Bill 91, Building Ontario Up Act…

Federal Budget 2015

April 23 2015 On April 21, 2015, the Minister of Finance tabled the 2015 Federal Budget, "Strong Leadership: A Balanced-Budget, Low-Tax Plan for Jobs, Growth and…

WSIB Rate Framework reform: stakeholder input invited

April 17 2015 On March 31, 2015, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB") released a number of discussion papers which propose a preliminary Rate…

HRTO clarifies the scope of employer and service provider Code obligations

April 13 2015 Two recent decisions from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") provide helpful guidance on the scope of employer and service provider…

FSCO updates Form 1 (pension plan registration), asset transfer FAQs

April 10 2015 On April 7, 2015, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario ("FSCO") published a revised Application for Registration of a Pension Plan, Form 1…