Anti-Climactic Appellate Ruling Declines to Interpret IDEL

Time Published on May 19, 2022 User Jeremy Schwartz

The Ontario Court of Appeal has returned to the courts below the question of whether an (alleged) infectious disease emergency leave pursuant to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, may nevertheless trigger a constructive dismissal under the common law.

Tag covid,  employment standards,  wrongful dismissal

WSIB Announces New Rebate Program for Employers

Time Published on October 07, 2021 User Stringer LLP

The Ontario government has announced that it intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would permit a portion of the WSIB's surplus to be distributed amongst “safe” employers.

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Ontario Paid COVID Sick Leave – Latest Update

Time Published on May 11, 2021 User Jeremy Schwartz

Although neither the legislation nor the Ministry's website has yet to be updated to confirm this officially, we understand that some Ministry of Labour officials have expressed the view that employees who had already exhausted their contractual paid sick leave entitlements for the year before April 19, 2021, would be eligible to receive a fresh entitlement to three, employer-paid COVID sick leave days.

Tag covid-19,  employment standards

Ontario Paid COVID Sick Leave – Update

Time Published on May 06, 2021 User Jeremy Schwartz

Ambiguity still unresolved regarding whether employees who have exhausted their sick bank are eligibile for additional paid COVID sick leave pay under new legislative amendments.

Tag covid-19,  employment standards

22nd Annual, First Reference Ontario Employment Law Conference

Time Published on March 05, 2021 User Stringer LLP

This year, we’re going virtual again! Join us on June 17, 2021, to Learn the Latest® about the essential HR-law topics for 2021 and beyond. For the 22nd year, we’ve partnered with First Reference to bring you the Ontario Employment Law Conference. Join us for this interactive and informative event.

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Landon Young and Ryan Conlin named to the Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 list

Time Published on October 16, 2020 User Stringer LLP

We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Landon Young, and Partner, Ryan Conlin, have been selected again by their peers to the Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 list.


Open for Business

Time Published on March 17, 2020 User Jeremy Schwartz

Stringer LLP remains open for business and here to help our clients manage during these challenging times.

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Unionizing Foodora - Labour Laws Adapt to the Gig Economy?

Time Published on February 26, 2020 User Jeremy Schwartz

Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the couriers at mobile food ordering app, Foodora, have won an important first decision in their bid to unionize.  What does this mean for the evolution of labour laws and adaptation to the gig economy?

Tag foodora,  labour laws,  unionization

Recent Amendments to Rule 76 Simplified Procedure

Time Published on January 29, 2020 User Stringer LLP

Recent amendments to Rule 76 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure will help to reduce legal costs and streamline the litigation process in the province. 

Tag employment litigation,  general litigation,  wrongful dismissal litigation

A wrongful dismissal time warp – When is two years really six?

Time Published on December 24, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Thankfully, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that employees cannot await the conclusion of criminal proceedings to judge the strength of their wrongful dismissal claim before commencing a lawsuit against their former employers.

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Looks like a Duck: ONCA Returns Telecommunications Construction to Provincial Jurisdiction

Time Published on December 13, 2019 User Stringer LLP

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves to remind employers that the presumption of provincial jurisdiction over labour relations will only be displaced in the clearest of cases.

Tag construction labour relations,  labour law,  labour relations

Immigration Issues in M&A Transactions

Time Published on November 01, 2019 User Stringer LLP

When immigration issues in M & A transactions are flagged promptly, timely steps can usually be taken to avoid potentially serious consequences.

Tag employment law,  immigration

Tribunal Awards Four Years’ Lost Wages to Job Applicant Who Lied About Immigration Status

Time Published on September 24, 2019 User Amanda Boyce

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently awarded $101,363.16, representing four years’ lost salary, and $15,000.00 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect to a job applicant who was denied a position after lying about his ability to work legally in Canada on a permanent basis.  

Tag employment law,  human rights,  immigration

Embracing the #MeToo Movement

Time Published on September 18, 2019 User Stringer LLP

#MeToo has quickly caught wind as a widespread movement that sheds light on the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace. As a result of the movement, society’s attitudes towards workplace sexual harassment have started to change; but, has this impacted how courts and tribunals approach sexual harassment cases?

Tag employment law,  human rights,  occupational health and safety

Register Now for our Annual Conference

Time Published on September 11, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Registration is now open for our 33rd Annual Employers' Conference.  Reserve your seat now.

Tag employment law,  labour law