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May 18, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Government Releases its “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care” Report

On August 20, 2015, we reported on the Ontario Government’s intention to elevate violence prevention for health care workers.  On May ...

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May 4, 2017

By Susan Crawford

You’ve Been Told Your Employment Agreements are Unenforceable, Now What??

Over the last two years, CCP has blogged on a number of lower and appellant level court decisions where termination clauses in employment agreement...

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Mar 31, 2017

By Susan Crawford

April 1st Deadline for Working at Heights Training Requirements for Construction Projects Extended - for some

April 1, 2017 is the deadline date for workers to be trained on the working at heights (WAH) training requirements as set out in the Occupational H...

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Mar 16, 2017

By Susan Crawford

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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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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Nov 3, 2016

By Susan Crawford

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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Sep 22, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Money Doesn’t Matter!

Financial Circumstances of Employer Not a Proper Factor in Assessing Reasonable Notice As employer counsel, it is not unusual for us to hear from ...

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Aug 11, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Tribunal Finds Employee Failed to Meet Onus of Demonstrating Firing was Discriminatory

  A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms that not every complaint of discrimination will find a sympathetic ear at the Trib...

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Jun 23, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Employee Reinstated with Nine Years Back Pay by Human Rights Tribunal Wins at Ontario Court of Appeal

CCPartners has previously blogged about the controversial and precedent-setting Tribunal decision in Fair v. Hamilton Wentworth District School Boa...

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Apr 21, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Close Only Counts in Horseshoes: Court Confirms Termination Clause that “Potentially” Violates ESA Not Enforceable

At CCP, we are big believers in the value of a well-written employment agreement to reduce liability at the point of a dismissal on a non-cause bas...

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Feb 11, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Workplace Investigation? The Stakes Have Never Been Higher

There is perhaps no better time to be talking about workplace investigations as high profile cases of sexual harassment and poisoned work environme...

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Jan 14, 2016

By Susan Crawford

Project Manager Gets 3.5 Year Prison Term for Workplace Negligence

  In the past we have reported on the Metron matter where, on December 24, 2009, six workers entered a faulty swing stage to repair balconies ...

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Nov 5, 2015

By Susan Crawford

Tis the Season to Get Sued – Employers Beware of Holiday Party Liability

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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Jul 2, 2015

By Susan Crawford

I Owe What??? Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Dismissing Employees

Dismissing an employee is never an easy exercise for an employer and all too often employers dismiss employees without fully appreciating the oblig...

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May 28, 2015

By Susan Crawford

CCPartners Seeking Input for Provincial Government Consultation Process and New ESA Obligation to Provide Information to Employees Now in Place

As many of you may be aware, the Provincial Government is considering whether changes to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the O...

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Feb 19, 2015

By Susan Crawford

Another Class Action For Overtime Certified – Are Your Overtime Practices Compliant?

On January 31, 2015 the Ontario Superior Court of Ontario certified a $100 million dollar class action lawsuit for unpaid overtime against Canada C...

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Oct 16, 2014

By Susan Crawford

Employer Obligations on Municipal Election Day

As we get set to go to the polls to vote for our municipal leaders on October 27, 2014, employers should keep in mind their obligations under the M...

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Nov 21, 2013

By Susan Crawford

’Tis the Season - What Employers Need to Know Before Hosting Holiday Parties

Hosting a holiday party for your employees is a great way to thank them for their hard work throughout the year. However, holiday parties that get ...

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Aug 15, 2013

By Susan Crawford

Federal Court Says Employer Need Not Prove “Just Cause” Before Dismissing an Employee under s.240 of the Canada Labour Code

In what is being hailed throughout the labour community as a “game changing” decision, the Federal Court  recently broke with a 30...

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Jun 6, 2013

By Susan Crawford

Short Service Employees May Not Truly be “Probationary”

We often hear clients talk about their “probationary employees”.  More times than not, however, we have to deliver the bad news th...

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