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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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Nov 10, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

Proceed With Caution: Enforcing Restrictive Covenants is an uphill battle

Many employers want to prevent employees from pursuing their customers when or if the employee moves to a competitor. The bad news is that formaliz...

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Sep 1, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

Time for Employers to go Back to School on the legalities of Internships

It’s back to school time. For many students, this means the beginning of looking for placements at employers to build on their classroom expe...

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Aug 25, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

A Cautionary Tweet: Employer Customer Service Accounts must not encourage harassment or a toxic work environment

A recently released decision on a grievance originally filed by the Amalgamated Transit Union against the Toronto Transit Commission (“TTC&rd...

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Jul 14, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Supreme Court of Canada restores requirement for just cause dismissal under the Canada Labour Code

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has released its decision on Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd v Wilson. We first told you about this cas...

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Jul 7, 2016

By Angela Wiggins

The Frustration of Frustration of Contract: Discharging for Innocent Absenteeism Hits Another Roadblock

When an employee needs to access long term disability benefits (“LTD”), employers should be mindful of the various pitfalls that can ar...

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