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
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
In an Employment Standards appeal decision issued June 13, 2018[i], Provincial Court of Alberta Judge D. Higa, acting in his role as an Employment Standards Umpire, confirmed that where a bonus is not purely formulaic, and includes any … Continue Reading
On May 18, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) released an interim decision in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680, finding that the termination of an employee’s health, dental and life … Continue Reading
The Ontario provincial election will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Aside from the election results themselves, the most pressing question triggered by this event for many employers is: are my employees entitled to paid time off to vote?… Continue Reading
Bill 30, which passed Third Reading on December 12, 2017, brings significant changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”). Many of the amendments to the OHSA under Bill 30 are effective June 1, 2018. Key among these … Continue Reading
On May 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed judgments of the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal of Quebec declaring Sections 76.3, 76.5 and 103.1 para. 2 of the Quebec Pay Equity Act (the “PEA”) … Continue Reading
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.
On April 26, 2018, Ontario passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”). The legislation is part of a larger provincial initiative designed to remove barriers to equality in the workplace, particularly in the context of compensation and hiring practices.… Continue Reading
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