Labour & Employment law


  • Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Sep 24, 2018

    The federal government has some improvements to make in its regulation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, according to immigration lawyers.

  • Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Sep 10, 2018

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

  • Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

    Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

    Sep 10, 2018

    A Jamaican migrant worker who was injured while picking fruit at an Ontario farm will be eligible to receive partial benefits for loss of his earning power, after a decision by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

  • Shift discretion on mandatory minimums

    Sep 10, 2018

    When the Liberal government came into power in 2015, there was a feeling among criminal lawyers of a shift in philosophy toward criminal justice.

  • The duty to accommodate and mental illness

    Sep 3, 2018

    According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, at least 500,000 employees are unable to work due to mental health issues in any given week.

  • Impermissible subdivision of a termination clause

    Aug 27, 2018

    Enforceability of a termination clause in a written employment contract continues to be a vexing legal issue. An employment case in point is the Court of Appeal for Ontario decision in Amberber v. IBM Canada Ltd., 2018 ONCA 571, which clarified that subdivision of a termination clause into constituent parts and their subsequent individual interpretation is not permissible.

  • The gig economy and the law

    Aug 20, 2018

    Who is a worker in Ontario? The test in the province to determine who is an employee or an independent contractor under the Employment Standards Act includes certain fundamental criteria.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Aug 13, 2018


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  • Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Jun 4, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a California-based job search/recruiting website to turn over the names, email and internet protocol addresses of users that posted allegedly defamatory comments about a consulting company in Mississauga.

  • Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Jun 4, 2018

    Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

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