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Nov 28, 2019

Are you Ready For It? WSIB New Rate Framework will apply beginning January 1, 2020

Change is coming for Schedule 1 Employers who are insured under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (&...

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Sep 19, 2019

You Get What You Give – Court Confirms it is appropriate to provide Part-Time Benefits when Accommodated Employee works in a Part-Time Position

By now most employers know (or should know) that accommodation is a difficult process to navigate. One of the challenges that employers must addres...

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Jul 25, 2019

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – HRTO Confirms that Accommodation does not have to be Employee’s Preferred Accommodation

Employers are well aware of the significant obligation imposed by the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In a recent decision...

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Jun 27, 2019

Putting a Lid on It (Public Sector Wages that is) - What Bill 124 Means For Employers

The Ontario Government is currently on its summer recess, but just before taking the summer break Bill 124 was introduced on June 5, 2019. If Bill ...

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May 23, 2019

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Highlights The Risks of Re-Hiring Formerly Terminated Employees

Employers are increasingly aware of their obligations to investigate workplace sexual harassment and provide a workplace free of workplace sexual h...

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Apr 25, 2019

Tread Lightly: Employers are Reminded of Risks in Relying on Assumptions in Accommodation Cases

Employers are well aware of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (“OHRC”), and any employer who has been involve...

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Mar 14, 2019

Time to Re-Think Accommodation Lists? WSIB Injuries Can Be Given Preferential Treatment

The Ontario Divisional Court has upheld the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision of Carter v. Chrysler Canada Inc. which found that an employer w...

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Feb 7, 2019

Temporary Layoffs – Why an on again, off again relationship is risky for employers

Businesses regularly experience ups and downs. In some cases the good and bad cycles can be predictable and in some cases a downturn is unexpected....

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Jan 10, 2019

Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Check Again!

Enforceable termination clauses in valid employment agreements are a key tool of employers in limiting liability to employees at the time of dismis...

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Nov 29, 2018

Asking for the Check: New Rules as of November 1, 2018

In March 2016 CCP brought to your attention the Police Record Checks Reform Act. This Act was new legislation designed to standardize the process ...

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Oct 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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