Employers should expect possible changes to employment standards legislation and labour relations legislation.
The Special Advisors to the Ontario government’s Changing Workplaces Review have released their Final Report. The Final Report proposes 173 amendments to the Employment Standards Act, … Continue Reading
On March 22, 2017, the federal government tabled the 2017-2018 federal budget. The budget not only included an increase in employment insurance premiums (increasing by $0.05 to $1.68 per every $100 of insurable earnings), but also included a proposal to … Continue Reading
Shareholders of the Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”) and the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) voted in the last few weeks on shareholder proposals made to confer additional proxy access rights to shareholders in the nomination of directors to the respective … Continue Reading
In the employment context, the duty to mitigate requires employees who have been terminated with or without notice to take all reasonable steps to minimize losses suffered as a result of the end of employment. Mitigation applies in the context … Continue Reading
When a termination clause in an employment agreement is unclear or ambiguous, the ambiguity is generally read against the employer. In some decisions – such as Roden v Toronto Humane Society (2005), Oudin v Centre Francophone de Toronto (2016) and … Continue Reading
We are pleased to have collaborated with Icelandic law firm BBA in publishing the international handbook Geothermal Transparency Guide.
The Guide covers 16 countries where geothermal resources are being harnessed or are available for harnessing and provides an overview … Continue Reading
Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. Almost three years later, Canadian businesses and their lawyers are still grappling with CASL compliance issues and trying to understand how CASL’s broad and often unclear provisions apply in … Continue Reading
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