An Ontario decision warns employers about the costly consequences of promoting employees without updating their employment agreements.
Alberta's Human Rights Tribunal sent a strong warning to employers that behave badly by ordering one of the highest general damages awards in its history.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued another warning to employers who enter into fixed-term contracts with their employees.
An Ontario court has clarified the basis on which reasonable notice should be calculated following a court-approved plan of arrangement under the CCAA.
An Ontario court has sent a strong warning to employers about the consequences of misleading their employees about the sale of a business.
Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld the termination of a 30-year employee for cause following a single incident of sexual harassment.
An Alberta Court has upheld a termination clause in an employment contract that limited the employee’s notice period to just four weeks.
Alberta's Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint alleging that Costco discriminated against a customer who refused to wear a mask or face shield.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has certified a class action lawsuit brought by Uber drivers allegedly misclassified as independent contractors.
An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge has ruled that a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 is not grounds for constructive dismissal.
Ontario Court of Appeal updates the law on post-termination equity entitlements and reiterates the distinction between employee and shareholder rights.
Marazzato v. Dell Canada Inc. confirms that employees must provide actual evidence of any alleged “economic downturn” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court of Canada has denied leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision to apply the doctrine of notional (or “blue-pencil) severance.
As a result of COVID-19, Canadians have never been more reliant on websites, web-based apps and web services to carry-out essential activities.
April 20, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Iriotakis v. Peninsula Employment Services Limited is the latest case to consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on reasonable notice periods.
Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has issued a decision dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on reasonable notice periods.
This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.
November 10, 2020 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Yet another employment misclassification case has been certified as a class action in Ontario in Montaque v Handa Travel Student Trip Ltd.
Material changes to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act in force October 1, 2020.
Compliance deadlines for two significant requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are just three months away.
Alberta's Court of Appeal has applied the seldom-used "blue pencil" doctrine in order to save a non-competition covenant from being struck down.
The Government of Canada has published significant changes to the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Canada Labour Code.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has found one of Canada's largest banks liable for requiring or permitting uncompensated overtime to be worked.
Alberta's Government has published lists of essential services and non-essential places of business not permitted to
offer or provide services to the public.
A recent decision by Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench is the latest warning to employers about the dangers of
fixed-term employment arrangements.
A recent decision from Ontario's Court of Appeal is an important reminder that contractors may be entitled to reasonable notice upon termination without cause.
An Ontario Court has upheld the termination of a 30-year employee with a clean disciplinary record following a single incident of sexual harassment.
The Supreme Court has confirmed that an employer's obligation to conduct safety inspections only applies to work places over which the employer has control.
Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Toronto
Join us as we discuss significant legal developments and provide practical advice on critical issues facing employers in Canada.
A recent decision of Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal may have some employers rethinking how they frame questions to job applicants.
Ontario's Superior Court of Justice has issued a stark reminder of the perils of fixed-term employment contracts.
September 1, 2019, Alberta's Employment Standards Code and its Regulation will do away with Flexible Averaging Agreements
Ontario’s Court of Appeal has issued an important decision – in Mikelsteins v. Morrison Hershfield Limited – that draws a clear distinction between employment rights and shareholder rights.
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.
On May 27, 2019, Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Party introduced the Open for Business Act (“Bill 2”).
Ontario's Court of Appeal has issued a landmark decision in Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), emphatically rejecting the notion that "harassment"
Coffey v Nine Energy Canada Inc. confirms that summary judgment is not appropriate to decide an assessment of damages for pay in lieu of reasonable notice.
Raposo v CA Canada Company and Burton v Aronovitch McCauley Rollo LLP continue employer-friendly decisions regarding the enforceability of termination clauses
Bill C-86 would significantly amend the Code's provisions concerning basic employment standards, non-standard employment relationships and termination.
Whether you are new to the cannabis industry, interested in starting a cannabis business, or have been seizing opportunities for a while — join us for an interactive day on the strategic and legal implications of the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
October 30, 2018 - 7:30 am to 3:35 pm
McMillan has published a report entitled "McMillan (Chronic)le" to address questions to help your workplace navigate the decriminalization of cannabis.
Puff, Puff, Pass-ed: What Employers Need to Know About Cannabis Legalization
Join us for an interactive webinar as we take a closer look at the potential impact of cannabis legalization, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employers in the Bill C-45 era.
On June 1 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Suncor a third (but not final) win in the ongoing dispute between Suncor and Unifor Local 707A
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
A decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal provides clear reminder to employers who wish to contractually limit termination notice or pay in lieu to the statutory employment standards minimum
In June 2017 the Alberta Government made changes to the Employment Standards Code by passing the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act. Changes came into force January 1 2018.
The revised OHSA imposes positive duty on employers and supervisors to ensure that no workers are subject to or participate in harassment or violence at the work site
Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)
Character Matters: Don't Be So Quick to (Summary) Judge
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.
September 28, 2017
In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta's Workplace Laws Are Coming
No Free Accidents: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Termination of Drug Dependent Employee
Ontario Bill 148: Enhanced Workplace Enforcement Measures are Coming
Ontario Bill 148 What Does It Mean for Employers in the Construction Industry
2 Become 1: AODA Standards to Consolidate on July 1st
Contracting Out: Not Always Successor or Common Employer
Good News/Old News: Why Wood v Deeley is Nothing (New) for Employers to Sweat
Employment Contracts: Enforceable Termination Provisions Exist
Back in Styles: Controversial Incentive Compensation Decision Gets Overturned
Bill 26: Proposed Domestic Violence Leave a First of its Kind in Ontario
New Year, New AODA Requirements
Blown Save: ONCA Delivers "Bad News" to Employers Regarding Severability Clauses
McMillan's Labour and Employment Group invites you to join us at our annual employment and labour seminar.
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Reminder: Changes to Workplace Harassment Rules are Just Around the Corner
Mis(class)ified? First-of-its-Kind Class Action Gets the Green Light
Employment Contracts and the Duty to Act Honestly
Supreme Court Issues Final Word on Code Protections Against Without Cause Dismissal
The Cure for What Ails You: Court Rejects "Technical Objections" to Termination Provision
How to Protect Business Property and Information in Commercial Transactions
Keeping the Faith: Human Rights Damages Awarded to Unqualified Job Applicant
AODA Update: New Employment Standard Requirements Right Around the Corner
Handle With Care: Damages May Be Awarded for Unreasonable Disciplinary Action
The Emaciation of Ontario's Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal
Restitutionary Damages: Recent Decisions Affirm Broad Powers of Human Rights Tribunal
Record High Damages for Workplace Sexual Misconduct in Landmark Human Rights Decision
The recent arbitration decision in RockTenn Company of Canada Inc. provides some comfort to employers looking to change their bonus plan criteria or targets.
Up and Atom: Victory for Federally Regulated Employers as Court Okays Without Cause Dismissals
28 Years Later: Constitutional Right to Strike Confirmed by Supreme Court
Be Prepared: Ontario Enacts Significant Changes to Employment Laws