In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher sentences for offences under the Occupational Health and
In late 2018, the BC government passed legislation re-establishing the British Columbia Human Rights Commission, which had been disbanded by the previous provincial government in 2002. The mandate of the new Commission is to promote…
On April 3, 2019 the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent.
The most significant change to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) was the removal of the requirement that…
The following deadlines are approaching for the new BC employer health tax:
- employers required to pay instalments in 2019 must register by May 15, 2019; and
- the first instalment payment must be paid by
The BC government has unveiled plans to significantly change the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”), which prescribes the minimum labour standards for regulated workplaces in BC. Bill 8 introduces amendments to a number of…
When business competitors negotiate a potential merger or acquisition (large or small), they need to bear in mind the Competition Act (Canada). These rules are often overlooked. Certainly it is critical to use a…
The Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia have jointly issued guidelines aimed at assisting organizations to obtain meaningful consent from individuals for the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information.
Earlier this month, the Alberta government announced new measures designed to temporarily reduce crude oil and bitumen production in the province, in order to deal with a historically high differential between Alberta oil and bitumen…
On December 6, 2018 the Ontario Conservative Government introduced the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (“Bill 66”). If passed, Bill 66 would:
- repeal sections of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that require an