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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 24 Apr 2015

2015 Ontario and Federal Budgets released

On April 23, 2015, the Ontario government tabled the 2015 provincial Budget, "Building Ontario Up" ("Budget") and Bill 91, Building Ontario Up Act…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 23 Apr 2015

Federal Budget 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…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 17 Apr 2015

WSIB Rate Framework reform: stakeholder input invited

On March 31, 2015, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB") released a number of discussion papers which propose a preliminary Rate…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 13 Apr 2015

HRTO clarifies the scope of employer and service provider Code obligations

Two recent decisions from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") provide helpful guidance on the scope of employer and service provider…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 10 Apr 2015

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

On April 7, 2015, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario ("FSCO") published a revised Application for Registration of a Pension Plan, Form 1…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 8 Apr 2015

Government issues BPS Compensation Information Directive

On March 24, 2015, the Management Board of Cabinet issued the Broader Public Sector Compensation Information Directive (the "Directive") under the…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 2 Apr 2015

Termination clause in federal employment agreement enforceable

The recent decision in Luney v. Day & Ross Inc. is good news for employers. The Plaintiff worked for an interprovincial trucking company subject to…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 23 Mar 2015

Federal Court: unjust dismissal complaint for without cause termination requires evidentiary hearing

In a recent decision, Sigloy v. DHL Express (Canada) Ltd., the Federal Court overturned the decision of an adjudicator which had granted an…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 20 Mar 2015

Indefinite suspensions with pay: the SCC clarifies the test for constructive dismissal

The Supreme Court of Canada recently considered the common law doctrine of constructive dismissal in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services…
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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP | Canada | 19 Mar 2015

Ontario minimum wage increasing to $11.25 on October 1, 2015

On March 19, 2015, the Ontario government announced that the general minimum wage will increase from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1…
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