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Mar 23, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

T.T.See Ya Later! Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Fare Collector for Uttering Threats

A long-term Toronto Transit Commission employee who was fired for uttering death threats has lost his bid for reinstatement.  We wish this was...

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Mar 16, 2017

By Karen Fields

Occupational Health and Safety Updates

Critical Injury Clarified Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”), there are obligations to report injuries that occur in...

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Mar 9, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Decision of UK Employment Tribunal is Not “Uber-Friendly” To Employers Anywhere

It’s right there on the website: Uber needs partners like you: Drive with Uber and earn great money as an independent contractor. Get paid ...

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Mar 2, 2017

Court of Appeal Weighs in on Enforceability of Termination Clause with Mixed Results for Employers

As we all know, there have been a number of court decisions in recent years which have found termination provisions in employment agreements to be ...

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Feb 23, 2017

Proceed with Caution when Asking for a Criminal Record Check from Employees

Note: The plaintiff, in the lower court decision reported below, appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. In the decision released on March 21, 2...

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Feb 16, 2017

To Assert Cause or to Not Assert Cause, Will Damages Flow?

Two recent Ontario decisions delved into the murky waters of when punitive or aggravated damages should be awarded in cases of wrongful dismissal. ...

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Feb 9, 2017

By Susan Crawford

ESA Termination Clause Enforced-Leave to Appeal Denied by Our Highest Court in Oudin

On June 29, 2016 CCP blogged about the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto where a termination provision was...

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Feb 2, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Unsafe Electrician Shocked when Court of Appeal Upheld his “For Cause” Termination

The Ontario Court of Appeal has thankfully upheld the termination for just cause of one Jerzy Wasinski, in a decision that should encourage employe...

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Jan 26, 2017

Bill 26 Creates New Training Requirements and Paid Leave for Employees that Experience Sexual/Domestic Violence

A new Bill is gaining momentum that, if passed, will require employers to keep up with new training requirements and establish a new paid leave for...

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Jan 19, 2017

Ontario Labour Relations Board - Time Spent by Employee Traveling To and From Work is Unpaid

In a recent decision argued by one of the lawyers at CCPartners, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Labour Board”) ruled that tim...

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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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Dec 22, 2016

By Mike MacLellan

The UFC Illustrates a Cautionary Tale - Does the “U” Now Stand for “Unionized”?

If you have been following mainstream mixed martial arts (“MMA”) for very long, like I have, it does not come as much of a surprise tha...

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Dec 15, 2016

By Rob Boswell

Live Nation: Corporate Defendant Charged under OHSA Has Right to be Tried within Reasonable Time

On June 16, 2012 a stage constructed for a Radiohead concert at Downsview Park collapsed.  Thirty-three year old drum technician Scott Johnson...

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Dec 8, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

You Can Be Replaced: Feds Not Interested In Banning Replacement Workers During Strikes

You may recall CCPartners writing about legislative changes in the federal jurisdiction over the last couple of years: first with optimism in Jan...

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Dec 1, 2016

By Mike MacLellan

Naughty or Nice? How a Holiday Party might Leave Employers with an Expensive Lump of Coal

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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Nov 24, 2016

By Karen Fields

Increased Criminal Liability for a Breach of Provincial Health and Safety Law

Perhaps, according to the recent decision in R. v. Fournier!  In April 2012 a workplace accident from a collapsed trench wall resulted in a fa...

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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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Nov 3, 2016

By Karen Fields

Digging Deep – Vale Canada Limited fined $1 Million for OHSA violations

As most are aware, fines being levied under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) have been on the increase for convictions....

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