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June 24, 2015
A Word of Caution for Employers: Unauthorized Deductions from an Employee’s Wages May Amount to Constructive Dismissal, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

It is generally understood that employers are required by law to make certain deductions from employees’ wages, including for income tax, employment insurance premiums, Canada Pension Plan contributions, union dues or other amounts...

June 5, 2015
Ontario Proposing Changes to Legislation for Injured Workers, Broader Public Sector and Firefighters, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

The Ontario Legislature has introduced Bill 109: the Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015, (the “ELSLAA”) which, if passed, will amend three separate acts impacting workers and labour relations in Ontario: the...

May 28, 2015
The Duty to Bargain in Good Faith Revisited, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

The decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Board”) in United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 175 and WHL Management Limited Partnership, 2014 CanLII 76990 (ON LRB) considers and, arguably, modifies the jurisprudence...

May 22, 2015
The Exclusion of Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings in Quebec, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

One of the fundamental changes made to the law of evidence in Quebec when the new Civil Code came into force in 1994 was the introduction of article 2858 of the Civil Code of Quebec (C.C.Q.). This article reads as follows: “The...

Employment and Labour Considerations Arising out of the 2015 Economic Action Plan and Bill C-59, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures (the “Bill”), proposes several key changes to the provisions of the Canada Labour Code, 1985 (the “Code”)...

March 31, 2015
Federal Unjust Dismissal Process: Is an Evidentiary Hearing Required in “Without Cause” Cases?, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

In our Labour and Employment Communiqué of February 4, 2015 titled “Unjust Dismissal Clarified: Without Cause Terminations Not Prohibited by the Canada Labour Code,” we reported on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Wilson...

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: The Next Ten Years, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

In 2005 the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) was passed.   The AODA was developed in recognition of the disadvantage and exclusion of Ontarians with disabilities from full participation in society,...

March 3, 2015
Overhaul of the “holiday pay” rules under the Canada Labour Code effective March 16, 2015, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

There are major changes coming to the “holiday pay” rules for federally regulated employees. Under the current regime, holiday pay calculations vary based on how the employee is compensated. Also, to be eligible for holiday pay, an...

March 2, 2015
The Continuing Evolution of Workplace Disability Law: Two Provincial Courts at Odds on the Deductibility of Disability Benefits from Severance Pay, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

Workplace disability poses many practical and legal challenges for employers. Employers must balance their own business interests with an employee’s right to be accommodated and treated fairly and with respect. For many employers,...

February 4, 2015
Unjust Dismissal Clarified: Without cause terminations not prohibited by the Canada Labour Code, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

The unjust dismissal sections of the Canada Labour Code (“Code”) were, at one time, thought to have provided enhanced job security for non-unionized individuals employed in the federal sector by significantly narrowing the...

January 16, 2015
A Review of Ontario Legislation that Expands Employer Accountability - Bill 18, Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, Has Received Royal Assent, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant change to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The changes will have a...

Employees’ Voting Rights Act Significantly Changes Federal Labour Relations, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

The Employees’ Voting Rights Act (the “EVRA”) significantly changes the way in which unions gain and lose bargaining rights in the federal sector in Canada. Federal labour relations law applies to a variety of sectors including...

November 28, 2014
Let's Take This Outside: Can Employers Discipline Employees For Off-Duty Misconduct?, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

There has never been a worse time for professional sports leagues when it comes to dealing with player misconduct off the field. Headlines across North America have been full of stories detailing the trials and tribulations of league...

14 novembre 2014
Toronto
Quoted in "He moots, he scores in hockey arbitration", The Lawyers Weekly, November 14 Issue Plus
November 11, 2014
Privacy Claims in the Workplace, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

Recently, headlines have been dominated by the high-profile termination of Jian Ghomeshi from CBC. Mr. Ghomeshi has claimed that CBC misused his private and confidential information.  While this story continues to unfold in the media,...

October 22, 2014
Three New Leaves of Absence are effective on October 29, 2014 under Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

On October 29, 2014, the Ontario Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, Bill 21, comes into force. Bill 21 introduces three new leaves to Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”): (1) Family Caregiver...

September 30, 2014
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Update, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ( “AODA”) develops, implements, and enforces accessibility standards with the aim of achieving accessibility for persons with disabilities with respect to goods, services,...

19 août 2014
Saskatoon
Running A-Fowl of OHS: A Cautionary Tale from Saskatchewan, Canadian Employment Safety and Health Guide, Number 407, 1-2 Plus
July 31,2014
Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill Re-introduced, Communiqué droit du travail et de l'emploi

On March 24, 2014, we introduced readers to Bill 179, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, for first reading by lawmakers. The stated goals of the legislation are to strengthen political accountability,...

21 juillet 2014
Vancouver
Gender Identity in the Workplace: An Overview of the Rights of Transgendered Employees in Canada, Focus on Canadian Employment and Equality Rights newsletter Plus
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