In contrast to other jurisdictions where a payroll tax may be levied on employers, both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut impose a payroll tax directly on employees working in those territories. The Payroll Tax Act came into effect in the … Continue Reading
On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a policy position on the medical documentation to be provided when a disability-related accommodation request is made. This policy position supplements and reaffirms section 8.7 of the Commission’s … Continue Reading
Canadian employers often struggle to bring in global talent and the highly skilled experts they need in order to grow, boost hiring plans and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in Canada. For those reasons, in November 2016, the Canadian government … Continue Reading
Discrimination on the basis of age will soon be prohibited under the Alberta Human Rights Act with respect to the provision of goods, services, accommodation and facilities. Traditionally, the prohibition on age discrimination was limited to employment under … Continue Reading
The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation has highlighted the inherent right of an employer to terminate employment without cause on reasonable notice or payment in lieu thereof. This finding does not apply to … Continue Reading
Employers registered with the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) may be entitled to cost relief from workers’ compensation costs arising from a workplace accident if the worker’s prior disability caused or contributed to the compensable accident, or if … Continue Reading
Sponsorships can be an effective way for businesses to promote their brand and gain exposure for their products and services. It is important, however, to be aware of the key legal issues before entering into a sponsorship agreement.
Chris Bennett, … Continue Reading
On October 26, 2016, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its first compliance and enforcement decision under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).
Until now, CRTC CASL enforcement actions have taken the form of settlements reached in confidential negotiations between … Continue Reading
When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, in the absence of an enforceable termination provision in an employment agreement, the employee will be entitled to reasonable notice of termination of employment at common law. The amount of reasonable notice … Continue Reading
The Ontario courts are continuing to recognize the purpose and policy goals of the Arthur Wishart Act. This is to avoid the perceived inequities of powers within the contractual relationship and to narrowly construe the exceptions set out in … Continue Reading