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Termination Clauses Revisited - ESA “Failsafe” Language May Not Be As Failsafe As You Think

McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. - A Stark Reminder of the Importance of Termination Provisions in Fixed-Term Employment

Costly Tweeting: Employee Pays High Price for Breaching Settlement Agreement

Keeping a Lid on It – Ontario Court of Appeal Reinforces 24 Months as Presumptive Limit for Reasonable Notice Awards

Recent and Upcoming Changes to Federal and Provincial Minimum Standards

Dos and Don’ts for Your Company Summer Party

The Enforceability of Employment Arbitration Agreements in Question

Divisional Court Confirms Employee’s Desire to Return to Work, Without More, Does Not Trigger the Duty to Accommodate

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Significant Costs Award against Former Employee in Colistro v. Tbaytel

Bill 66 Becomes Law in Ontario

Court of Appeal Rejects Recognition of New Negligence-Based Tort of Harassment

Employers' Anxious Wait is Over with the Arrival of the Federal Government's New EI Parental Sharing Benefit

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Extraordinary Award in Wrongful Dismissal Case

A “Border Wall” of a Legal Kind

Ontario Court Pushes the Envelope with 30 Month Reasonable Notice Award in Employment Cases

Employers Must Update Employment Standards Posting – For Now

Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspections Schedule

2018: The Year in Review in Employment Law

Bill 148 is Officially Unravelled as Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 Becomes Law

Ontario Government May Delay Canada's First Pay Transparency Legislation

Reminder for Employers in Ontario: Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 in Force on November 1, 2018

Unravelling Bill 148 – The Making Ontario Open for Business Act Has Arrived

Frustrated by Employee’s Prolonged Medical Absence? Useful Decision on Proving Frustration of an Employment Contract

Ontario Human Rights Commission Posts Q and A on Cannabis and the Human Rights Code

Court of Appeal Restores Distinction Between ESA Minimum Notice Requirements and Common Law Notice

Sometimes Less is More: Requesting Information Regarding a Job Applicant’s Citizenship Status

Deal or No Deal? When is a Final Release Actually Final?

Separating the "Apples" From the "Oranges" – When Can Paid Time Off Benefits Replace Personal Emergency Leave?

Ontario Government Announces Indefinite Postponement of New Smoking and Vaping Legislation

Nothing Ambiguous About It - Ontario Court of Appeal Brings Some Clarity to the Interpretation of Termination Clauses

Complainant Allowed to Participate in Wrongful Dismissal Claim of Her Alleged Harasser

Bill C-45 Passes in the Senate, Making Cannabis Legal in Canada

Termination of Benefits Coverage at Age 65 Declared Unconstitutional

Legislation Governing Police Record Checks by Ontario Employers Coming Into Force

Back to the Drawing Board: Ontario Returns to Old Public Holiday Formula

Ontario Passes Pay Transparency Legislation Imposing New Obligations on Employers

If Only It Read "Only" – Ontario Court Nullifies Termination Clause then Proposes a Corrected Version

Court Confirms that Employers Can Impose Changes in Terms of Employment Upon Provision of Reasonable Notice

Ontario Government Introduces Further Protections for Temporary Help Agency Workers

Ontario Court Rules Allegations of Workplace Sexual Harassment are “Not Connected to Employment,” Not Covered by Release

Compliance Alert: Ontario’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Laws in Effect on April 1, 2018

Ontario Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation to Address Wage Gaps

Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Further Guidance on the Enforceability of Termination Provisions...Again

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Ontario Employers

Videocast - Bill 148: Significant Changes on the Horizon for Labour and Employment Laws

Bill 148 Receives Royal Assent, Significantly Altering Labour and Employment Laws in Ontario

Timeline of Bill 148 Amendments to the ESA, 2000

Canada Labour Code to be Amended to Strengthen Provisions on Workplace Harassment

Ontario Government Announces Review of Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act

Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, Passes Second Reading

New prohibited grounds of discrimination may be added to Ontario’s Human Rights Code

Ontario Labour Relations Board Opens the Door to Franchisee Unionization in the Canada Bread Certification Case

I Want a Second Opinion: When Can Employers Require an Independent Medical Examination?

Changes to Bill 148: More Obligations for Ontario Employers