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Jul 12, 2018

Arbitrator holds that Floater Days are not a Greater Right or Benefit in light of new PEL Rules

A recent labour arbitration decision has determined that the three paid floater days provided in a collective agreement did not constitute a greate...

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May 31, 2018

Court of Appeal Warns Employers: Exercising your rights under a termination clause in fixed term contract requires good faith

In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that although the Company had an unfettered right to terminate an independent contractor&rs...

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Apr 12, 2018

Does the Release signed by your former employee cover claims of sexual harassment arising during employment? Likely not says Ontario Superior Court of Justice!

In light of powerful movements such as #metoo and #timesup, workplace sexual harassment is a top concern for all employers. In a recent decision, t...

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Feb 15, 2018

Court of Appeal Agreed that Voluntary Resignation Cost an Employee Almost $150,000 in Outstanding Bonus

In March 2017, Susan Crawford of CCPartners successfully obtained a decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal in Kielb v. National Money Mart Compa...

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Jan 4, 2018

2017 In Review: A Look Back At The Top Cases And Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

With major legislative amendments made to the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety ...

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Dec 19, 2017

Bill 177 Receives Royal Assent On December 14, 2017 with Immediate Impacts to Employer Obligations Under The OHSA And WSIA

Bill 177- Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act made significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and to the Workpl...

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Nov 23, 2017

Is An Offer Of Employment by a Successor Employer Sufficient Consideration? Court of Appeal Says Yes!

The Ontario Court of Appeal in Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., ruled that a purchaser can vary some of the fundamental terms of an employee&...

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Oct 5, 2017

No “Double Dipping” Where Trial Judge Awarded Moral Damages for Bad Faith Dismissal and Damages Based on Sexual Harassment

Charitable Donation - Algoma University Business Case Competition - Feb. 18, 2015 (00103142.DOCX;1) In Doyle v. Zochem the Ontario Court of Appeal ...

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Sep 21, 2017

Employers - Be Cautious When Dismissing Employees Where Ulterior Motives Involving Union Politics May Taint a Harassment Complaint

In a recent decision, Arbitrator Slotnick commended the employer for taking a hard line against sexual harassment but also criticized the employer ...

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Aug 10, 2017

Court of Appeal Rules that Just Because Your Contract is Breached, it Doesn’t Mean you were Fired

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal stands as a reminder to employees that not all breaches of contract by the employer are sufficient...

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Jul 28, 2016

Arbitrator Finds that Grievor’s Subjective Perception of Supervisor’s Conduct NOT Harassment

What is harassment?  Is it excluding employees from speaking at a meeting, criticizing for chewing gum and not saying good morning? Or does i...

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Jun 9, 2016

“Workplace Capital Punishment” Remains a Prima Facie Appropriate Penalty for Employee Theft

Trust is fundamental to any employment relationship. The decision in Messier-Dowty Inc v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace W...

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