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Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

Daniel Pugen E-Alert In the modern workplace, the role of human resources (HR) professionals is now, more than ever, complicated and varied. From ensuring the organization...
Jul 12, 2019
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Court of Appeal Affirms “Cap” of Twenty-Four Months absent exceptional circumstances

Thomas A. Stefanik Torkin Manes LegalPoint On June 19, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada.  One of the issues in th...
Jun 21, 2019
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Province of Ontario Introduces New Legislation to Cap Public Sector Wages

Shreya Patel E-Alert The Ontario Government has introduced new legislation that is entitled Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 20...
Jun 6, 2019
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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: The StressCrete Case

Peter C. Straszynski Torkin Manes LegalPoint In Canada, restrictive covenants in employment agreements can be very difficult to enforce, particularly by way of injunctive relief. This is often be...
May 14, 2019
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Medical Cannabis and Safety Sensitive Work

Peter C. Straszynski Provincial and Federal Human Rights legislation requires that an employer accommodate an employee's medical condition to the point of "undue hardship"...
May 3, 2019
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The Ontario Government Eliminates Certain Ministry of Labour Approvals

Daniel Pugen and Shreya Patel Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Ontario Government has passed Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 which amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the &l...
Apr 8, 2019
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Harassment is Not a Tort – Good News for Employers

Thomas A. Stefanik Torkin Manes LegalPoint On March 15, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Merrifield v. The Attorney General of Canada.  The Court’s decision...
Mar 18, 2019
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WSIB’s New Policy On Medical Cannabis Will Be In Effect From March 1, 2019

Daniel Pugen and Shreya Patel E-Alert The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes which will come into effect on March 1, 2019.&nbs...
Feb 20, 2019
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Ontario Government Overturns Previous Labour Reforms

Daniel Pugen and Shreya Patel E-Alert On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 received Royal Assent. Bill 47 repealed almost all of the labour and emp...
Nov 23, 2018
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New Signs Required To Be Posted At Your Workplace Are Now Available

Peter C. Straszynski and Shreya Patel Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, requires employers and proprietors to post mandatory signs relating to the prohibitions on smoking and vaping in a c...
Oct 31, 2018
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Say Goodbye to Bill 148: The New Ontario Government Reverses Labour Reforms

Daniel Pugen Torkin Manes LegalPoint On October 23, 2018 the Ontario Government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (the “Open for Business Act”), w...
Oct 25, 2018

Legalized Pot – Some Workplace Questions

Daniel Pugen Cannabis E-Alert The day has finally arrived. Effective today, October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis use is legal across Canada.  Canada joins Uruguay as the s...
Oct 17, 2018
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The End of Bill 148?

Daniel Pugen Torkin Manes LegalPoint With the election of a new Government in Ontario, many employers wondered what would become of Bill 148.
Oct 3, 2018
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Government Returns to Pre Bill 148 Public Holiday Pay Formula

Daniel Pugen As previously reported in November and March, Bill 148, “The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017”, introduced many significant cha...
May 8, 2018
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Ontario Government Seeks to Close the Gender Pay Gap With New Legislation

Daniel Pugen The Ontario Government has recently made bold and controversial changes to labour and employment legislation. We have previously reported on Bill 148,...
Mar 9, 2018
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BILL 127 – More Stress for Ontario Employers

Thomas A. Stefanik As Ontario Employers endeavour to come to grips with the financial and operational changes coming to their workplaces as a result of Bill 148, furthe...
Dec 11, 2017
Nov 27, 2017

Leadership Challenges in Seniors Care

Lisa Corrente MA Leadership Program, University of Guelph, October 2017
Oct 18, 2017

Medical Assistance in Dying: Retirement Home Sector Update

Lisa Corrente Ontario Retirement Communities Association, October 2017
Oct 18, 2017

Marijuana in the Canadian Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski Speaker, Building Industry and Land Development Association
Aug 18, 2017
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