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Upcoming Deadlines for Employers Under the AODA

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Going into 2020, employers with 20 or more employees should be aware of a few upcoming deadlines under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (the “AODA”). The AODA sets out accessibility standards for the purpose of helping achieve accessibility for all Ontarians with disabilities […]

LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS EDIBLES

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4305″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]As most Ontario employers know, new regulations regarding cannabis edibles and concentrates come into effect tomorrow, October 17, 2019, on the one-year anniversary of the legalization of recreational use of certain forms of cannabis across Canada.

Can an Employer Suspend an Employee Who is Accused of Workplace Harassment?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3445″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]In the era of #metoo and #timesup, workplace harassment has become a hot-button issue for employers. Employees are increasingly becoming aware of their right to be free from harassment and other inappropriate behaviours in the workplace,

Unpaid Suspensions: Clarification on the Law

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2291″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal has refined the law on administrative suspensions and, particularly, when such a suspension constitutes a constructive dismissal. An administrative suspension can be an effective interim measure pending the results of an investigation into workplace misconduct, harassment or violence. However, employers do not […]

JAIL TIME FOR EMPLOYER IS ANOTHER INDICATION OF CULTURE CHANGE IN EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2797″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Last month, a Mississauga employer was sentenced by the court to thirty (30) days of jail time and fined $20,000 after failing to comply with an order issued by the Ministry of Labour (the “Ministry”) to pay over $140,000 of unpaid wages to forty-three (43) of his staff employees, along with […]