On May 17, 2018, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 6) came into force increasing maternity, paternity, and compassionate care leave and establishing two new job-protected leaves: crime-related child disappearance leave and child death
Continue Reading An expansion of statutory leaves: Recent changes to the British Columbia Employment Standards Act

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

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 received Royal Assent on Monday, November 27, 2017 triggering the coming into force of select Bill 148 amendments.

The amendment targeting independent contractor relationships (“No treating
Continue Reading Ontario’s Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 receives Royal Assent