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Dec 18, 2014

AODA Compliance Deadlines: January 1, 2015 Requirements

Further to our blog on October 9, 2014, this is just a reminder that the clock is ticking and organizations will be expected to be in compliance wi...

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Dec 10, 2014

By Rob Boswell

Bill 56: Stage One of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

On December 8, 2014, in keeping with one of its major election items, Ontario’s Liberal Government introduced Bill 56, An Act to require the ...

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Dec 4, 2014

By Karen Fields

Supplier and Director of Company Fined $400,000 in Metron Fatalities

On June 27, 2012 we reported on the Metron Construction Case.  It is the case where six workers were repairing balconies on a modular 40 ...

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Dec 4, 2014

Employer Fails to Trigger Employee’s Duty to Mitigate

In Farwell v Citair Inc. (General Coach Canada) 2014 ONCA 177 the appellant, Citair Inc., argued that the trial judge made an error of mixed f...

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Nov 27, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Human Rights Commission Highlights Employers’ Duties to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a topic that is permeating the social consciousness more than ever since allegations against a prominent CBC ...

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Nov 21, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for Stronger Economy Act, 2014 Passed to Law

On November 20, 2014 Bill 18 received Royal Assent, meaning that the Ontario Legislature has passed into law some wide-ranging changes to the Emplo...

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Nov 20, 2014

Is it Discriminatory to Fire an Employee because of Poor English Proficiency?

Many employers grapple with the issue of how to approach or deal with employees who have trouble communicating proficiently in English, particularl...

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Nov 14, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Commercial Contracts Include Implied Duty to Act in Good Faith says Canada’s Top Court

A seven justice panel of the Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision that contract law implies a duty of good faith that require...

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Nov 13, 2014

Bill 18 Passes 3rd Reading – Poised to revamp various Employment and Labour Legislation

On December 12, 2013 CCPartners released a blog explaining the major changes to employment and labour legislation proposed in Bill 146 - Stron...

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Nov 6, 2014

“Common Employer” Doctrine Reaffirmed by Ontario Court

In King v 1416088 Ontario Ltd., 2014 ONSC 1445 the common law doctrine for “common employer” was reaffirmed by the Ontario Superio...

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Oct 30, 2014

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code respecting Occupational Health and Safety

On December 12, 2013 Bill C-4 “Economic Action Plan 2013 Act No. 2” received royal assent from the Parliament of Canada. The very lengt...

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Oct 23, 2014

Key Human Rights Decision Upheld by Divisional Court

The Divisional Court recently upheld one of the most noteworthy Ontario Human Rights decisions of 2013 in which the Tribunal ordered the reins...

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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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Oct 9, 2014

Is Your Organization AODA Compliant?

As most employers and human resources professionals are aware, the Ontario government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act...

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Oct 2, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Ontario Court to Determine How Retirement Plans Affect Notice Periods

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently decided a motion in Kimball v. Windsor Raceway Inc. and decided that it will have to hold a...

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Sep 25, 2014

By Kelsey Orth

Don’t Get Left Behind – New Leave Provisions of ESA will Require Policy Updates

As you read about here, on April 29, 2014 Ontario’s provincial legislature voted in favour of proposed amendments to the Employment Standards...

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Sep 18, 2014

Ray Rice and the NFL Remind Ontario Employers that they may have Domestic Violence issues to address at their Workplace

Domestic violence has been prevalent in the news lately with many people voicing their opinions on how the Baltimore Ravens and the National Footba...

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Sep 12, 2014

BC Court of Appeal Upholds Non-Compete Provision for Veterinarian Clinic

Courts across Canada have continuously debated whether professionals can use non-competition agreements to protect their practices, when hiring a j...

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Sep 4, 2014

Employers Can Contract Out of Post-Termination Bonus Obligations

One of the most hotly contested issues on termination is whether an employee is entitled to a bonus that would have been payable at a later date. O...

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Aug 21, 2014

Enforcing Termination Provisions – Things Not Getting Any Easier For Employers

CCPartners has blogged about the benefits of including termination clauses in employment agreements and the common pitfalls associated with draftin...

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