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Mitigate Employment-Related Risk
We are excited to announce the launch of our Employment Compliance Stress Test, a tool that can help you quickly identify significant areas of vulnerability within your organization's employment
Canada
27 Jun 2019
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Hits The Brakes On Arbitration Clauses
A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal involving Uber throws into doubt the enforceability of certain arbitration clauses in employment agreements — and potentially consumer and other agreements.
Canada
6 Feb 2019
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Back To 2017: New Ontario Government Revokes Pre-Election Employment Law Changes
In 2017, the Liberal government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), which made sweeping changes to employment and labour law in Ontario.
Canada
29 Nov 2018
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Preparing For The Legalization Of Recreational Cannabis In Canada: What Employers Should Know
After a number of stops and starts, the recreational use of cannabis will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. On that date, the federal government's
Canada
9 Oct 2018
5
Ontario Businesses Prepare For Major Changes To Employment And Labour Legislation
Businesses in Ontario need to plan now to address the budgeting, scheduling and operational impact of significant changes to the Employment Standard Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the LRA)
Canada
1 Dec 2017
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Confidentiality And Misconduct Considerations Related To Employee Workplace Recordings
In Hart v. Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited [2017] MBQB 68 (Hart), the trial judge considered an employee's secret recordings with senior management in the context of a wrongful dismissal action
Canada
9 Oct 2017
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Ontario's New Employment And Labour Laws Will Impact Your Business
Bill 148, which the Ontario Government introduced last week, contains important amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995.
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Ontario Government Employment Proposals Affect Business Planning And Budgets
Ontario employers will face new compliance and cost challenges if changes that the Ontario government intends to make to the Employment Standards Act (the ESA) and the LRA actually become law.
Canada
13 Jun 2017
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Ontario Releases Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Franchising Gets More Than It Bargained For
The Final Report of the Province of Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review was released on May 23, 2017.
Canada
31 May 2017
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Government Report Indicates Potential Overhaul Of Ontario Labour And Employment Landscape
Ontario employers may soon face significant changes to workplace laws. That is the main conclusion that can be drawn from the recently released Changing Workplaces Review...
Canada
15 Sep 2016
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Drug Testing Policies In The Wake Of Irving – Addressing Legitimate Safety Concerns
Employers are increasingly looking to drug and alcohol testing to address workplace safety risks while employees and unions continue to challenge such testing on the basis of privacy concerns.
Canada
21 Jun 2016
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Franchisors – Are You At Risk Of Joint Employer Status In Canada?
A finding of joint employer status, where a franchisor is found to be the joint or co-employer of its franchisees' employees, is arguably the most significant threat to the franchise business model today.
Canada
20 May 2016
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Federal Court Refuses To Certify Class Proceeding As "Representative Proceeding" Preferable Procedure
In his December 9, 2015 decision in Canada (Royal Mounted Police) v. Canada (Attorney General), Justice Locke of the Federal Court refused to certify a class proceeding regarding employees' entitlement to EDA...
Canada
1 Feb 2016
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Ontario Government To Ramp Up Harassment Investigation Obligations
Risk management savvy employers are preparing for the mandatory harassment investigations that the Ontario Government intends to impose on all Ontario employers.
Canada
13 Dec 2015
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Federal Government Releases Revised Pension Investment Rules And Other Regulatory Amendments
Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (Canada) (PBSR) regarding pension plan investments, defined contribution (DC) plans and disclosure of information to plan members, among other things, were published in the Canada Gazette this week, and are scheduled to come into force on April 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, as detailed below.
Canada
27 Mar 2015
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Respond Reasonably To Workplace Harassment Complaints
At some point in every workplace, a situation will arise that warrants an internal human rights investigation.
Canada
18 Mar 2015
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Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: Implications For Employers
The Ontario government is continuing to move forward with its plan to implement an Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for Ontario workers, introducing "framework" legislation and a series of consultation papers late last fall.
Canada
14 Jan 2015
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AODA Compliance Reminder: Are You Ready For Year-End Reporting Requirements?
December 31, 2014 marks an important deadline for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). By this date, organizations with 20 or more employees in Ontario must file, and make available to the public, an accessibility compliance report.
Canada
16 Dec 2014
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Myth #3: Unions And Employees Are Opposed To Target Benefits
In our posts over the past two weeks, we discussed some of the myths surrounding target benefit plans (TBPs).
Canada
20 Nov 2014
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New 401(k) Fee Controversy Goes Viral: What Should Fiduciaries Really Be Looking At?
The web was on fire this past week with reports from advisers whose clients had received some very unusual letters from a Yale law professor who doesn't teach an ERISA course.
Canada
29 Jul 2013
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