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Pay Transparency Act Delayed Indefinitely

[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]On the heels of the major set of employment law changes introduced by Bill 47, the Ontario government today passed Bill 57,

Ontario Government Planning Public Hearings into Bill 47

[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]As most employers will be aware by this point, the Ontario government has introduced Bill 47,

When Separate is Not Equal: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Finds Tennis League Discriminatory Based on Sex

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3745″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]A recent decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO” or the “Tribunal”) held that the gender balancing provisions of a tennis club association discriminated against women in the provision of services by providing females with fewer opportunities to play in the association’s Mixed League. In Miller v InterCounty Tennis Association […]

The Cannabis Act Passes Final Hurdle and Legalization Date Announced

[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] On June 18, 2018 the Senate passed a finalized version of Federal Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The Act will become law upon receiving royal assent, which is expected to occur this week. In a press conference on June 20, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the […]

PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS: EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3584″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Ontarians will return to the polls to elect a provincial government.  Pursuant to the Ontario Election Act (the “Act”), every employee that is eligible to vote is entitled to three consecutive hours while polls are open on election day in order to cast their vote.

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 Passes into Law

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2658″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the “Act”), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently. 

Still time for employers to weigh in on Bill 148 changes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2658″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Still time for employers to weigh in on Bill 148 changes Ontario employers should be prepared for new employment and labour law amendments that will start to roll out in January, says Markham, ON-based employment lawyer… Read more   This blog is provided as information and a summary of workplace legal […]

DOES EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUIRE A SPECIFIC CUP SIZE? ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION RELEASES NEW POLICY ON SEXUALIZED DRESS CODES

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2005″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] For anyone who’s dined at one of many of Canada’s popular chain restaurants or bars over the past decade, the employee uniform is familiar. It typically involves female servers sporting revealing apparel, from low-cut tops to micro skirts, as part of their mandated work attire. Their male colleagues, on the […]