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Oct 25, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Clearing the Smoke: Bill 36 and OHRC Policy Statement provide further direction on managing legalized cannabis

When October 17, 2018 rolled around many employers were still questioning what the rules were around legalized marijuana. A week after the fact, th...

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Sep 20, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Time to Catch Up for Federal Employers! Canada introduces Federal Accessibility Legislation

Here in Ontario, most employers are not strangers to the requirements of accessibility legislation; but, for some time federally regulated employer...

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Aug 16, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

The Dangers of Sharing: Court determines that Facebook posts and messages do not have an objective reasonable expectation of privacy

Balancing an employee’s privacy rights with the employer’s ability to manage the workplace is an ongoing debate and continues to beco...

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Jul 5, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Relief is Coming! New PC Government Announces Indefinite Delay to the Smoke- Free Ontario Act, 2017

Leading up to Canada Day, 2018 employers should have been preparing and reviewing their workplace policies to ensure that they would be in complian...

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May 24, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

BREAKING NEWS: Section 25(2.1) of the Ontario Human Rights Code Unconstitutional says Tribunal! Right to Terminate Group Benefits at 65 Successfully Challenged

Are you an employer with a benefit plan that terminates for workers who are 65 and older? If yes, you should be taking note of the Human Rights Tri...

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May 10, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Pay Transparency Legislation Gets the Green Light

Back in March we blogged on the Ontario Government’s announcement of a strategy on pay transparency called “Then Now Next: Ontario&rsqu...

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Apr 19, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Privacy Matters! The Importance of Developing a Workplace Policy

Throughout Canada, privacy in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. Employers regularly face the difficult challenge of balancing their...

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Mar 15, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

What Then? What Now? What Next? Employers face further Obligations under Proposed Pay Transparency Legislation

It’s 2018 and employers are no longer strangers to sweeping changes to labour and employment law in Ontario.  Despite many employers sti...

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Feb 1, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Non-Compete Clauses – An Often Used but Rarely Effective Tool

  The Ontario Superior Court recently reminded employers that non-compete clauses in employment contracts are usually worth less than the pape...

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Dec 21, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

What is the Impact on Employers from the Decriminalization of Marijuana? Ontario rolls out framework with Bill 174

The Federal government’s legislation has been the centerpiece of the decriminalization of marijuana discussions; however, each province in Ca...

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Nov 2, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Secret Recordings Condemned By Court in Wrongful Dismissal Case

Employment lawyers always stress the importance of documentation in employee matters. With the increasing use of technology both employers and empl...

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Sep 14, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Back to Work: Liberals continue to Push Ahead with Bill 148

This past Monday it was back to work for the Ontario Government as the legislature resumed session. Over the course of the summer there had been co...

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Aug 3, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

It’s Not Too Late To Say Sorry: BC Labour Relations Board Reinstates (Eventually) Remorseful Nurse Terminated for Privacy Breach

Privacy issues in employment are gaining more and more attention these days, particularly in the health care sector.  The importance of privac...

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Jun 29, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Gone and Back Again: A Remedy of Reinstatement for Federal Employees

Federal employers should be aware of the risks in terminating employees under the Canada Labour Code. Unlike employers governed by provincial legis...

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Jun 8, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Court Tells Union to Mind its Own Business and Not the Employer’s… (at least sometimes)

Earlier this year the British Columbia Court of Appeal issued a decision that should assist unionized employers dealing with accommodating employee...

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May 5, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Court of Appeal Upholds Bonus Limitation Language in Employment Agreement

In a previous CCP blog (click here) we reviewed a trial decision argued on behalf of National Money Mart by one of our partners, Susan Crawford, wh...

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Apr 6, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye - Employers should be Cautious if Terminating a Probationary Employee

Many employers use a probationary period with new employees to assess whether or not a new hire is a good fit for their organization. When an emplo...

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Jan 5, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Time’s Up! New AODA requirements became effective January 1, 2017

When the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) was passed back in 2005 the deadlines seemed far off in the future;...

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Nov 17, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

Summary Judgment Motions: Navigating their Increased Use in Wrongful Dismissal Claims

Recently, employers responding to wrongful dismissal litigation may have noticed a trend of plaintiffs seeking to resolve matters quickly by bringi...

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