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PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING BILL 148 BEING HELD THROUGHOUT ONTARIO

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2695″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] As many of you are aware, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is moving through the Ontario legislature and looks set to be passed in the near future. It will bring many significant changes to labour and employment law in the province. You can find additional details […]

Ontario’s minimum wage increase puts strain on HR professionals

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2774″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]It’s fair to say that employers across Ontario were prepared for the provincial government to introduce at least some labour reforms as part of the Changing Workplaces Review, which put everything from the province’s employment standards to human rights legislation under the microscope.

COURT OF APPEAL: NOTHING UNCLEAR ABOUT THE MEANING OF PROBATION

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2549″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] In our December 5, 2016 blog post, we wrote about the Divisional Court’s 2016 decision in Nagribianko v Select Wine Merchants Ltd., in which the Divisional Court confirmed that an employer that dismisses a probationary employee

SUPREME COURT: GOOD POLICIES STILL A GOOD POLICY

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2764″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in the milestone case Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., (2017) SCC 30.

Williams HR Law presenting sixth annual Proactive Workplace Law Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2650″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Williams HR Law presenting sixth annual Proactive Workplace Law Workshop On May 25, Williams HR Law will present the sixth annual Proactive Workplace Law Workshop, which aims to provide organizations with actionable tactics to help… Read more[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

High heels or other dress codes should not be gender-driven

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2093″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]High heels or other dress codes should not be gender-driven Employers need to make sure they’re not violating human rights legislation or health and safety requirement before imposing a dress code in the workplace, says Toronto… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace legal […]

Employee drug and alcohol testing not always simple

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1980″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Employee drug and alcohol testing not always simple Although the courts have indicated an employee can be terminated for just cause for being intoxicated on the job, the reality is often not so simple, Toronto employment lawyer… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace […]

Canadian businesses need to be proactive in wake of travel ban

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2478″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Canadian businesses need to be proactive in wake of travel ban The Trump administration’s recent travel ban will undoubtedly create challenges for some North American businesses – and as a result, any Canadian company with an… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace legal […]

On-call duty issue complex for government lawyers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2291″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]On-call duty issue complex for government lawyers Although the problem of on-call duty is relatively common, the Charter protections available to government lawyers add a layer of complexity to the issue, Markham… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace legal issues. This information is […]

A happy workplace is a productive workplace

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2201″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]A happy workplace is a productive workplace Toronto employment lawyer Laura Williams is encouraged by two new studies that suggest Canadian workplaces have become psychologically safer in recent years… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace legal issues. This information is not intended as […]