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

In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher sentences for offences under the Occupational Health and
Continue Reading Ontario Court of Appeal says “moral blameworthiness” a factor in sentencing for Occupational Health and Safety Act offences

On April 3, 2019 the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent.

The most significant change to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) was the removal of the requirement that
Continue Reading Bill amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995 receives Royal Assent