|Published on March 16, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
2014 saw the introduction of three new leaves protected under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). These new leaves can result in significant absences from the workplace, which will create new human resources challenges for employers. Professionals engaged in workforce management and HR must be aware of these new obligations to employees in order to avoid accidental breaches of the ESA.
|Published on March 03, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
Early Bird registration now open for the 16th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference in Mississauga.
|Published on February 20, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
Allison Taylor will present this insightful webinar through the Ontario Bar Association on March 12.
|Published on February 18, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent decision of Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has provided clarity to a decades-long debate as to whether non-unionized, federally regulated employees can be terminated without cause.
|Published on January 30, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the right to strike is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
|Published on January 21, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
In cases dealing with particularly senior and specialized employees, significant notice periods may be awarded even for employees with short service. this is starkly illustrated by a recent case from the Ontario Superior Court.
|Published on January 16, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
When employees allege harassment in human rights complaints, they often refer to the creation of a “poisoned work environment.” A recent decision from Ontario’s Divisional Court helpfully demonstrates that something more than one or two discrete incidents is usually required to support such a finding.
|Published on January 07, 2015||Stringer LLP Admin|
2015 brings with it a payroll oddity that only arises once every 13 years: 27 bi-weekly payroll periods.
|Published on December 22, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
Ontario's Divisional Court has refused the Bank of Nova Scotia's application for leave to appeal the decision certifying a privacy class action to proceed.
|Published on December 08, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Supreme Court has ruled that birth mothers faced discrimination because they were forced to choose between benefits during parental leave and benefits for pregnancy leave.
|Published on December 05, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent decision from the HRTO indicates that Figliola can still serve to protect the finality of a workers’ compensation tribunal decision
|Published on November 27, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent case out of British Columbia signals restrictive covenants may be a factor supporting extensions in common law notice periods for terminated employees.
|Published on November 20, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently endorsed a functional approach to the interpretation of restraint of trade clauses. This approach opens up the potential for many more clauses to be subject to strict judicial scrutiny, and in turn findings of invalidity. This decision runs contrary to the current approach in Ontario and could signal a change in the approach of the Canadian judiciary to this critical question.
|Published on November 14, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
Thanks to all who attended our Annual Employers' Conference yesterday.
|Published on November 07, 2014||Stringer LLP Admin|
In the wake of the Divisional Court’s decision in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, human rights damages have been a hot topic. As you may recall, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded significant damages in that decision which included an award of back pay for a period of approximately 10 years. However, similar to wrongful dismissal litigation, applicants in human rights proceedings have a duty to mitigate their damages by showing that they have made reasonable efforts to seek out suitable alternative employment.
- Early Bird Registration Now Open: 16th Annual Employment Law Conference
- Allison Taylor to present OBA webinar: Pregnant Employees: The Risks of Reproduction
- Federally Regulated Employees do not have Just Cause Protection
- Supreme Court Rules Right to Strike Protected by the Charter
- Termination Clauses: A Cautionary Tale
- Divisional Court Clarifies Test for a Poisonous Work Environment
- New Year’s Hangover: The Curious Case of the 27 Paycheque Year
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