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What is a sealed bid?

In bidding and tendering situations, or in competitive request for proposal (RFP) scenarios, owners frequently instruct bidders that bids or tenders are required to be submitted to the Owner “under seal”, or that “sealed tenders are required”. Unfortunately, confusion often … Continue Reading

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Bill C-46 provides guidance for the assessment of marijuana impairment in the workplace

The legalization of recreational (i.e., non-medical) marijuana in Canada finally has some clarity—and a date. Effective October 17, 2018, the possession and use of recreational marijuana will be legal across Canada.

To prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana, Canadian … Continue Reading

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An expansion of statutory leaves: Recent changes to the British Columbia Employment Standards Act

On May 17, 2018, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 6) came into force increasing maternity, paternity, and compassionate care leave and establishing two new job-protected leaves: crime-related child disappearance leave and child death leave.

Amended Leaves:

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Ontario Government says, “Whoops!” Amendment to manner of calculating public holiday pay reversed

Effective January 1, 2018, Bill 148 enacted a new manner of calculating public holiday pay under section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

After discussions with stakeholders, the Government of Ontario has passed a new regulation (Ontario … Continue Reading