In the Ontario Labour Relation Board’s (“OLRB”) first decision concerning workers in the “gig ‎economy”, the OLRB held that Foodora Inc. (“Foodora”) couriers are “dependent contractors” under ‎the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). As dependent
Continue Reading The rubber hits the road: the Ontario Labour Relations Board holds that Foodora couriers are ‎dependent contractors ‎

In McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc., 2019 ONSC 4108, Justice Gordon awarded $1,274,174.83 in damages to an employee who had been constructively dismissed. The employee was employed pursuant to a ten-year, fixed-term employment contract
Continue Reading Pre-nups are to marriage as termination clauses are to employment: you need to consider the end at the beginning

On June 19, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance ‎Company, 2019 ONCA 512 (“Dawe”), finding that:‎

  1. only “exceptional circumstances” warrant a reasonable notice period in


Continue Reading Ontario Court of Appeal provides fresh guidance on capped notice periods and post-termination bonus entitlements

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

In Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) overturned the motion for summary judgment and confirmed that the purchaser of a business’ assets (as opposed to a
Continue Reading How considerate of you to offer! No obligation to offer employment on the same terms after an asset purchase

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
Continue Reading Are you ready to implement Ontario Bill 148?

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