Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has concurrent jurisdiction in employment-related human rights matters

By Bernise Carolino via Law Times News The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has concurrent jurisdiction to decide discrimination and harassment claims within the scope of collective agreements governed by Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) or Ontario’s Police Services Act (PSA), said the tribunal has ruled. In Weilgosh v. London District Catholic School Board, 2022 [...]

By |2022-10-21T14:23:03+00:00October 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal tribunal reverses EI denial for worker fired for not taking COVID vaccine

Bryan Passifiume Publishing date: Sept 16, 2022 via the National Post Members of a federal tribunal ruled in favour of a Toronto-area delivery driver denied Employment Insurance (EI) benefits after losing his job for refusing his employer’s COVID-19 vaccine policy. Last summer, Timothy Conlon was dismissed from his job after turning down a request [...]

By |2022-09-26T12:55:37+00:00September 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Queen’s funeral will be marked by federal holiday on Sept. 19, Trudeau says

By Peter Zimonjic via CBC News The date of Queen Elizabeth's funeral will be marked in Canada with a national holiday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "We have ... chosen to move forward with a federal holiday on Monday [Sept. 19]," Trudeau said in New Brunswick, where he is attending a Liberal caucus [...]

By |2022-09-13T16:53:52+00:00September 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario releases new guidance on electronic monitoring of employees

BY Katrina Eñano Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has recently released new guidance that will aid employers in creating a written policy on electronic monitoring of their employees. On February 28, the Ontario government introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (Bill 88), which includes changes to the Employment Standards Act, [...]

By |2022-08-18T17:51:41+00:00August 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario class action settlement reclassifies volunteers as employees, setting new precedent

By: Farrah Merali More than four years after the launch of a class action lawsuit against a company that ran student travel excursions, an Ontario court has approved a settlement between the organization and former trip leaders who argued they were not paid as employees. The suit alleged trip leaders with travel firm S-Trip [...]

By |2022-08-18T17:37:19+00:00August 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public service unions say federal government’s guidance on hybrid work flawed

By: Erika Ibrahim OTTAWA — Federal public service unions say the government’s plan to get employees back to the office is confusing, disjointed and jeopardizing health and safety. The Treasury Board of Canada released its guidelines on hybrid work arrangements in May, tasking government departments with deciding “whether the location of work can be [...]

By |2022-08-04T19:56:16+00:00July 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario government facing calls for permanent sick day program to fight monkeypox

By: Maan Alhmidi TORONTO - Ontario’s government faced a call Tuesday to establish a permanent 10-day paid sick leave program in light of rising cases of monkeypox. Public Health Ontario reported 326 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province as of Monday, up from 288 on Thursday. Those figures came as the Opposition New [...]

By |2022-07-27T14:53:32+00:00July 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Catholic nurse wins right to be exempted from COVID vaccine

By: Tom Blackwell Via The National Post Article content A Catholic nurse in Ontario had a right to a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination because of the “quite remote” link between the shots and aborted fetuses, an arbitrator has ruled in one of the first legal pronouncements on the issue. Pope Francis and other Catholic leaders [...]

By |2022-07-20T13:18:03+00:00July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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