Ontario proposes new rules for companies laying off remote employees

By Hannah Alberga for CTV News March 13, 2023 The Ontario government is proposing an update to employment laws that would entitle remote employees to termination notices. The proposed changes, announced on Monday, would make remote workers eligible for the same eight week minimum notice of termination or pay-in-lieu as in-office employees when mass [...]

By |2023-03-16T14:09:03+00:00March 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woman fired after pregnancy complications was discriminated against, inquiry finds

By CBC News February 12, 2023 An independent human rights board of inquiry has found a woman who said she was fired as a result of complications from pregnancy was discriminated against. Donald Murray, chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission board of inquiry, released his decision on Feb. 7. The identity of [...]

By |2023-02-22T18:50:52+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noticing a labour shortage? Here’s what’s really going on in Ontario’s job market Social Sharing

By Mike Crawley for CBC News January 30, 2023 The vast majority of workers in Ontario haven't experienced anything quite like it their entire working lives: a labour market tilted in their favour. Statistics show unemployment running as low as it's ever been, record-high job vacancy numbers and unprecedented labour force participation rates. The [...]

By |2023-02-10T17:23:20+00:00February 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario Court of Appeal finds terminated employee entitled to bonus

Employment agreement clearly provides for discretionary annual performance-based pay, court says BY Bernise Carolino December 19, 2022 The judge below overlooked evidence about bonuses that the appellant previously received and should have awarded him the performance-based bonus payable under the employment agreement, the Ontario Court of Appeal said in a recent case. A motion [...]

By |2022-12-21T15:58:21+00:00December 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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
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