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ONTARIO COURT OF APPEAL FURTHER DEFINES SCOPE OF DUTY TO MITIGATE

In Lake v La Presse, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) determined that the motion judge erred in reducing the employee’s wrongful dismissal damages for failure to mitigate. The ONCA confirmed that the duty to mitigate does not require dismissed employees to apply to lesser paying or less senior positions, even after a reasonable period […]

Ontario Schools Closed in Anticipation of Education Workers’ Strike

Starting Friday, November 4, 2022, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will be on strike until further notice, unless a deal with the Ontario government is reached. In anticipation of the strike, school boards across the province, including the Toronto District School Board, York Region District School Board and Peel District School […]

Public Feedback Open on Proposed Regulations Requiring Federally Regulated Employers to Provide Menstrual Products in the Workplace

The federal government is seeking public feedback to its recently proposed Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code (Menstrual Products), which would require federally regulated employers to provide menstrual products in workplaces. The proposed regulations are intended to better protect the physical and psychological health risks of menstruating employees as a result […]