As the “circuit breaker” measures and travel restrictions continue to apply across British Columbia to help combat the third wave of COVID-19, Bill 3: Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2021 (“Bill 3”) received Royal Assent on
Continue Reading Government of British Columbia introduces paid leave for COVID-19 vaccine ‎appointments

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
Continue Reading Bill C-46 provides guidance for the assessment of marijuana impairment in the workplace

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

On March 6, 2018, the Hon. Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour, introduced legislation entitled Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. Bill 203 is part of a government initiative in Ontario to close the
Continue Reading Pay Transparency Act, 2018: Ontario introduces legislation directed at the gender wage gap

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