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Apr 4, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Bill 66 Passes in Ontario Legislature - It Turns Out the Sky is Not Falling After All

The Ontario government has passed Bill 66, known as Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019.  It is an omnibus bill making amendme...

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Mar 28, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

Court Comes Down on Employer: Failure to Train and Failure to Ensure Fall Protection Equipment Used Leads to Hefty Fine

As you know, the Provincial Government has the authority to publish convictions under the Provincial Offences Act, including those for violations o...

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Mar 21, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

Court of Appeal Rules No Freestanding Tort of Harassment in Ontario

Back in 2017, we blogged about Merrifield v. the Attorney General (“Merrifield”), a decision where the Superior Court of Justice recogn...

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Mar 14, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

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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Mar 7, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust in Superior Court

CCP has blogged on numerous cases in the last few years where judges have struck down termination clauses in employment agreements for failing to m...

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Mar 1, 2019

By Rob Boswell

NEW WSIB OPERATIONAL POLICY FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS

The WSIB has established an operational policy setting out guidelines for entitlement to, review of, and payment for medical cannabis under the Wor...

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Feb 28, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

It’s OPEN Season in the Construction Industry – Tips for Employers to Avoid the Pitfalls of the 2019 “Open Period”

Ontario’s construction industry has a two-month “open period” every three years, where trade unions will attempt to raid each oth...

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Feb 21, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

Would Casey Jones get a Second Chance Today? Arbitrator Reinstates Locomotive Engineer After Incident Involving Alcohol on Duty

As many employers know, the accommodation process is far from simple.  Then, when you put the duty to accommodate in the context of discipli...

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Feb 14, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

Ontario Labour Relations Board Confirms Threshold for Severance Pay Limited to Ontario Payroll

As many of our regular readers likely know, section 64 the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) provides that employees with five (5)...

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Feb 7, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

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 31, 2019

By Jayson Rider

The Devil (Narcotics) Made Her Do It! Nurse Ordered Reinstatement and Compensation Notwithstanding Multiple Instances of Narcotic Theft/Falsifying Medical Records/Resident Abuse

In the latest of a number of really disturbing and head-scratching arbitral decisions involving the theft of narcotic drugs by drug addicted heal...

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Jan 24, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Ontario’s Court of Appeal Refuses to Reinstate Jail Sentence in Occupational Health and Safety Case

Back in 2017, CCPartners blogged about a Summary Appeal decision in which a sentence of a $500,000 corporate fine and jail sentences for the two di...

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Jan 17, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

CLASS ACTION AGAINST UBER DRIVING ONWARD IN WAKE OF RECENT COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

You may be aware of some of the worldwide challenges faced by Uber as an employer; in fact I wrote in this space last year about a specific ruling ...

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Jan 10, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

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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Dec 20, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Bill-148 Style Changes Now Coming to Federal Workplace Legislation: An Overview of Bill C-86

Now that we’re all acquainted with the changes to Ontario’s labour and employment legislation brought by Liberals under Bill 14...

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Dec 13, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

IT’S HIGH TIME THEY WENT (AWAY): UNIFOR DROPS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO SUNCOR’S RANDOM DRUG TESTING

As you no doubt noticed on our Twitter feed last week, in a few short weeks Suncor Energy will begin random drug testing of employees at its variou...

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Dec 6, 2018

By Cristina Tomaino

Frustration is not Just Cause for Termination under the Canada Labour Code

As you may know, federal employers require just cause to terminate non-union and non-management employees. Recently in Lewis v Whiteline Trucking L...

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Nov 29, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

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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Nov 22, 2018

By Susan Crawford

The Tree may not be the only thing “Lit” this Holiday-Season- Navigating the Company Holiday Party in the Era of “Me-Too” and Legalized Marijuana.

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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