Posted in Employment Law

Are you ready to implement Ontario Bill 148?

Several amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, including the amendments to the parental leave provisions, have already come into force since Bill 148 received Royal Assent on Monday, November 27, 2017. Many more will come into force on … Continue Reading

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Reporting deadlines for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

The new year is fast approaching, bringing with it colder weather, holiday party invites and… a filing obligation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

If you are a business or non-profit organization with 20 or more … Continue Reading

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Significant obligations on employers, supervisors, and workers to be added to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

As part of the sweeping changes to Alberta’s occupational health and safety legislation announced by the Alberta Government on November 27, 2017, when it tabled Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans, protection from … Continue Reading

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The fine line between fixed term and indeterminate employment contracts in Quebec

At a time when employees are regularly presented with contracts containing end dates upon their hiring, distinguishing between fixed term and indeterminate contracts is of particular relevance and importance for employers in Quebec. Many employers are surprised to learn that … Continue Reading

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Employee dismissed while on medical leave did not face discrimination, BC Human Rights Tribunal rules

Employment law and human rights law have protections for employees who take time off work because of injuries or sickness. Physical or mental disability is also a protected ground and cannot be a reason or a factor in dismissal. An … Continue Reading

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