Jan 4, 2021
As of January 1, 2021, federally regulated employers must comply with new requirements imposed by the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations
Dec 29, 2020
Review of a federal employer's obligations when terminating an employee under the Canada Labour Code and how
to enforce contractual termination clauses.
Dec 18, 2020
Ontario has extended its COVID-19 period to July 3, 2021, providing relief to employers required to implement pandemic-related layoffs or wage reductions.
Nov 18, 2020
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Revisits Test for Family Status Discrimination
Nov 10, 2020
This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.
Oct 7, 2020
The Government of Canada has proposed amendments to the leave provisions in the Canada Labour Code and three new benefits for employees in response toCOVID-19.
Sep 28, 2020
The Ontario Superior Court refused to enforce a termination provision, similar to those commonly found in stock award agreements
Sep 8, 2020
The Ontario government has updated its regulations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend the province's "COVID-19" period to January 2, 2021
Aug 5, 2020
The Ontario Court of Appeal has provided helpful guidance for employers considering their obligations to longer-term employees after a business transaction.
Aug 5, 2020
Ontario passes new protected leave of absence for employees impacted by COVID-19, and suggests COVID-19
cases should be reported as occupational illnesses.
Jul 22, 2020
Ontario Court of Appeal permitted a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. to proceed despite the plaintiff agreeing to an arbitration clause
Jul 1, 2020
SCC‘s decision in Heller v. Uber: employers beware when crafting arbitration clauses to avoid denying employees remedies afforded by the ESA (Ont.)
Jun 28, 2020
The Government of Canada has published significant changes to the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Canada Labour Code.
Jun 1, 2020
Ontario introduces creative measures (O. Reg. 228/20) to the Covid-related temporary lay off dilemma.
May 20, 2020
A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.
Apr 29, 2020
As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen in some jurisdictions, employers must consider the return to work process and what that entails.
Apr 23, 2020
As part of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, employers with eligible employees on "leave with pay" can potentially claim an increased subsidy.
Apr 17, 2020
The federal government is expanding CERB access and proposes to help with wages of essential employees.
Apr 8, 2020
This webinar is designed to provide clarity on a range of employment law topics and cover up to the minute government programs.
Apr 6, 2020
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has found one of Canada's largest banks liable for requiring or permitting uncompensated overtime to be worked.
Jan 28, 2020
Ontario Court of Appeal comments on the interpretation of incentive pay clauses: A cautionary tale for employers.
Dec 10, 2019
This seminar provides valuable practical advice to all employers seeking guidance on best practices in their workplace.
Oct 30, 2019
Join us as we discuss significant legal developments and provide practical advice on critical issues facing employers in Canada.
Aug 7, 2019
Many of the federal government's changes to the Canada Labour Code, proposed through Bills C-44, C-63 and C-86, are now set to take effect on September 1, 2019.
Jul 24, 2019
The Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed in a recent decision that an employee’s duty to mitigate following a without cause termination does not require the employee to accept a notably lesser position with the same employer.
Jun 24, 2019
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (“Supreme Court”) has issued an important decision about the limits of accommodating the use of medically prescribed cannabis by an employee working in a safety-sensitive position.
Apr 15, 2019
Ontario Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018, received Royal Assent.
Feb 26, 2019
Supreme Court of Canada Likely to Consider Post-Termination Bonus Entitlements
Nov 22, 2018
The "Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018", repealing changes brought about by Bill 148 under the previous government, has received Royal Assent.
Nov 8, 2018
Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal.
Nov 5, 2018
Bill C-86 would significantly amend the Code's provisions concerning basic employment standards, non-standard employment relationships and termination.
Oct 26, 2018
On October 23, 2018, the Government of Ontario has put forward legislation, titled the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47)
Oct 23, 2018
The Government of Ontario today introduced legislation to repeal several changes to the province's employment and labour standards legislation made through Bill 148.
Oct 11, 2018
Although the obligation to address medical marijuana use by employees has added to the scope of concerns faced by Canadian employers, employers' broad obligations have not changed.
Jul 11, 2018
June 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision employers should pay attention to as it is more "employer-friendly" than some recent precedents.
Jun 21, 2018
Businesses and employees alike have been repeatedly reminded by their lawyers that employment contracts must be carefully and clearly drafted.
May 8, 2018
The Ontario Government announced that it would walk back one of the more controversial changes to the Employment Standards Act, made as a result of Bill 148
Apr 20, 2018
'Tis the Season - Ontario Government Introduces Bill Setting Minimum Pay Rates for Private-Sector Contractors on Government Contracts
Mar 6, 2018
Budget 2018 includes EI Parental Sharing Benefit, New pay equity legislation and transparency measures and CPP and EI contributions
Jan 16, 2018
In Nemeth v Hatch Ltd the Court of Appeal found the termination clause in the plaintiff's employment contract limited his notice entitlement.
Jan 9, 2018
Bill 164 adds four new prohibited grounds for discrimination immigration status, genetic characteristics, police records and social condition
Jan 9, 2018
Ontario employment law focused on use and construction of termination clauses in employment contract. 2017 decision involves proper use of fail-safe provisions
Dec 21, 2017
Ontario Files Regulations to Clarify the Implementation of Bill 148: Impacts for the Auto Sector, Construction Industry and Others
Nov 14, 2017
Members of McMillan’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Protection groups will be discussing, for the second year running, how client and in-house counsel can educate their firms on how to navigate through privacy in the workplace, cyber security risks and data protection issues on Tuesday Nov 14, 2017.
Nov 7, 2017
Prying Eyes: Risk of Employee ‘Snooping' and How to Reduce it
Oct 30, 2017
Ontario Divisional Court Affirms Use of Contractual Limitation Period in Guarding Against Third Party Claims
Oct 19, 2017
Bona Fide or Not? B.C. Human Rights Tribunal examines what constitutes a bona fide benefits plan
Oct 19, 2017
Ontario Private Member's Bill Proposes Broadened Human Rights Code
Sep 28, 2017
Please join us for a practical and in-depth discussion aimed at HR professionals, in-house counsel and operations managers, who want to prepare and better understand how Bill1 48 will impact their business.
Jun 28, 2017
New Ontario Workplace Legislation to Impact Use of Contract and Temporary Workers
Jun 15, 2017
Boucher v. Ontario (Superintendent of Financial Services) – Confirmation of Limits on Entitlement to Commuted Pension Value
Jun 14, 2017
Court of Appeal for Ontario Affirms Strong Limitation on Employee's Post-Termination Bonus Entitlement
Jun 7, 2017
Ontario Proceeding with Important Amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995
May 17, 2017
Ontario Eases Solvency Funding Requirements
May 12, 2017
The 2017 Ontario Budget – Pensions and Benefits Play a Central Role
Apr 21, 2017
What You Meant vs. What You Said – Employer's Words Interpreted as Termination
Apr 3, 2017
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Releases PRPP Filing Guide
Mar 3, 2017
We've Overpaid, Now What? OLRB Confirms Employers' Obligations in Addressing Pension Overpayments
Feb 10, 2017
No Benefits Plan Can Cover the Sun, Moon and the Stars: Should they Cover Medical Marijuana?
Jan 18, 2017
Update: Federal Pooled Registered Pension Plan Legislation Amended to Recognize Ontario Legislation
Jan 11, 2017
Recent Cases Confirm Obligations When Holding Former Employees to Non-Competition Covenants
Nov 30, 2016
New Regulatory Authority for Pensions on its Way
Nov 29, 2016
Ontario's Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act Takes Effect
Nov 1, 2016
Blown Save: ONCA Delivers "Bad News" to Employers Regarding Severability Clauses
Oct 20, 2016
McMillan's Labour and Employment Group invites you to join us at our annual employment and labour seminar.
Aug 10, 2016
Bonus Plans: Being "Actively Employed" May Include Being Fired
Aug 10, 2016
When does a bonus form part of compensation owed during a terminated employee's notice period?
Mar 16, 2016
Update: Formal Workplace Measures to Combat Sexual Harassment Required by September 2016
Nov 7, 2015
Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Plan Act Passes First Reading
Jun 6, 2015
Heads Up! More Changes to Ontario's Labour and Employment Laws are Likely on Their Way
Mar 16, 2015
The Most Important Question is Why: the SCC Revisits Constructive Dismissal
Jan 20, 2015
Responding to recent events where the issue of sexual harassment has obtained national focus, the Ontario Human Rights Commission published an information bulletin on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Jan 19, 2015
Call it What you Want, It's Still Constructive Dismissal
Jul 17, 2014
Three New Leaves for Ontario Workers to Take Effect October 29, 2014