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New statutory leaves of absence available as of October 29, 2014
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2014

In our May 2, 2014 blog, we wrote about Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, which introduced three new


The high price of age discrimination
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2013

One of the most important issues facing employers today is the management of employees of the baby boomer generation who are nearing the end of their


Are you doing enough to protect your employees from workplace violence?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

Two recent Ontario Provincial Court decisions highlight the increasing importance that the Courts, the Ministry of Labour, employers and employees


Overhaul of the “holiday pay” rules under the Canada Labour Code effective March 16, 2015
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 3 2015

There are major changes coming to the "holiday pay" rules for federally regulated employees. Under the current regime, holiday pay calculations vary


Legal myths: is a terminated employee guaranteed one month per year of service?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 23 2015

Law is full of its share of misconceptions. For instance, many people talk about a "rule of thumb" that provides that a terminated employee is


The duty to bargain in good faith revisited
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2015

The decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the "Board") in United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 175 and WHL Management Limited Partnership


Terminating Employees: Best Practice to Avoid an Unenforceable Release
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 27 2016

As employment lawyers, we frequently advise clients on best practices for carrying out termination meetings with employees. Often, if an employee is


Termination for employee misconduct outside the workplace
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2015

In his November 2014 Communique “Let’s Take This Outside: Can Employers Discipline Employees for Off-Duty Conduct?”, Cole Lefebvre canvassed a number


An eye on the taxpayer, part v: a long, cold winter
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2015

The challenge of public finances and fiscal restraint has not gone away since the last check in on this blog in August. A new, rapidly developing


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: are you compliant with the January 1, 2015 requirements?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2015

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, SO 2005, c 11 (the "AODA"), is an Act aimed at developing, implementing and enforcing