|Published on November 25, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
A new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that workers and supervisors are provided with basic health and safety awareness training. These training requirements come into force on July 1, 2014.
|Published on November 22, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
In a decision that will come as little surprise to many labour practitioners, on both sides on the union-management spectrum, the SCC has ruled that it is unlawful for Alberta’s privacy legislation to restrict a union’s right to photograph people entering a struck workplace in public view and posting the photographs on its website. The Province has been given 12 months to re-write the law.
Two Kicks at the Can: Worker Allowed to Re-litigate WSIB Accommodation Dispute at the Human Rights Tribunal
|Published on November 12, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employee can effectively challenge a WSIB accommodation decision by human rights application.
|Published on November 05, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that its latest health and safety blitz will focus on hazards associated with recycling and waste management in the industrial and health care sectors. This blitz is part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and increase compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
|Published on October 28, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
Ontario’s Divisional Court has overturned a lower court decision, finding instead that an employee could not pursue a wrongful dismissal action after prosecuting an employment standards complaint.
|Published on October 11, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
One of the most challenging issues confronting employers is how to ensure the safety of their employees when they are performing work at the location of a customer. As one recent case shows, contractors can be held liable for safety violations at work sites they do not control.
|Published on October 10, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
Our Q3 webinar will be held on Thursday, October 10 and will run from 12 pm to 1 pm EST (including an interactive Q&A).
|Published on October 08, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (the “Ministry”) has announced a blitz of the retail industry for compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The blitz will run from October through to December 2013.
“Holding” Means What It Says: Court of Appeal Rejects Narrow Interpretation of Ban on Holding Cell Phones While Driving
|Published on September 27, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
Employers should take a moment to revise (or enact) strict policies expressly prohibiting holding of cellular phones while driving, in the wake of a recent Court of Appeal decision.
|Published on September 24, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
In a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Chevalier v. Active Tire & Auto Centre Inc., an employee with 33 years of service was awarded no damages on account of his failure to mitigate.
|Published on September 11, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
Since the Supreme Court decision in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Figliola, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) has taken a more narrow approach to its jurisdiction to hear applications where another tribunal has dealt with the same or similar issues. However, recent case law suggests that the Tribunal is moving away from the more narrow Interpretation of its jurisdiction that was laid out in Figliola.
|Published on August 29, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent arbitration case shows that arbitrators (and potentially other decision makers) will take a very hard line on employees who deliberately breach their obligations.
|Published on August 26, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Ministry of Labour prosecutions for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) continue amidst CCAA proceedings.
|Published on August 23, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
Several recent decisions highlight the importance of doing your homework and asserting mitigation evidence in summary judgement motions in wrongful dismissal actions.
|Published on August 20, 2013||Stringer LLP Admin|
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- Ministry of Labour Announces New Training Requirements
- SCC Protects Union Rights to Strike-Related Activity over Public Privacy Legislation
- Two Kicks at the Can: Worker Allowed to Re-litigate WSIB Accommodation Dispute at the Human Rights Tribunal
- Ontario Ministry of Labour announces safety blitz on recycling and waste hazards
- Review Court Bars Wrongful Dismissal Claim Post-ESA Claim
- Contractors Must Ensure Worker Safety at Customer Work Sites
- Register Now for our Complimentary Quarterly HR-Law Webinar - Q3
- Ontario Ministry of Labour blitz of the retail industry – Are you ESA compliant?
- “Holding” Means What It Says: Court of Appeal Rejects Narrow Interpretation of Ban on Holding Cell Phones While Driving
- Failure to Mitigate proves Costly to Plaintiff in Constructive Dismissal
- Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Opening the Door to Duplicative Litigation?
- Confidentiality Clause has Teeth: Police Officer forced to Return Settlement Funds
- MOL Prosecution Continues Amidst CCAA Proceedings
- Summary Judgement Not Always Appropriate in Wrongful Dismissal Actions
- Register Now for our 27th Annual Employers' Conference, Labour & Employment Law Update 2013
- Solid evidentiary burden to prove constructive dismissal due to poisoned work environment
- Can an Arbitrator Award Damages Against an Employer for Making False Statements to the WSIB?
- Save the Date! Don't Miss our Annual Employers' Conference
- Upcoming AODA Obligations – Are you ready?
- “Rocket Docket” to Summary Judgment in “Without Cause” Wrongful Dismissal Cases
- Appeal Court Finds Compensation for Loss During Notice Period Trumps Shareholders’ Agreement
- ONCA Confirms NO Fault-Based Workers' Compensation Grievances
- When is a Laid off Employee Still an Employee? When he Signs a Construction Union Membership Card
- Announcing our Complimentary Quarterly HR-Law Webinar (Q2)
- Court Holds That Smell of Marijuana in a Vehicle Does Not Justify Drug Testing Under OH&S Legislation
- What you Need to Know About the New Voluntary Workplace Mental Health Standard
- Human Rights Tribunal Finds Discrimination in Request for Medical Information
- What does “Disability” Actually Mean for Accommodation Purposes?
- Court of Appeal Case Shows Risks of Gaps in WSIB Coverage of Executives
- Specific Termination Provision Upheld After Sale of Business
- Discipline Warranted for Work Refusal Complaint Not Made in Good Faith
- Dealing effectively with OHS inspectors
- AODA compliance: Benefits of Being Ahead of the Game
- Responding to human rights harassment complaints: Guidelines from the HRTO
- How NOT to Draft an Enforceable Non-Competition Agreement
- So Your AODA Customer Service Standard Report is Past Due?
- Announcing our Complimentary Quarterly Roundup Webinar
- New Developments in Immigration Law for Skilled Trades
- New Employment Contract Term Triggers Constructive Dismissal
- Registration Now Open - Managing the Employment Lifecycle Webinar Series
- Where WSIB Benefits Denied Civil Claim May Proceed
- Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Awards Five Years of Back Pay and Reinstatement
- Stringer LLP Obtains $100K Retroactive NEER Adjustment in WSIAT Appeal
- Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Blue Mountain Accident Reporting Decision
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- Early Bird Registration is now open for First Reference's Ontario Employment Law Conference
- Early Morning OLRB Ruling Finds Teachers' Planned Day of Protest an Illegal Strike
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