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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Relief for Employers – New Employment Standards Regulation

Daniel Pugen On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Ontario Regulation 228/20 (the “Regulation”) that amends the Ontario Employment St...
Jun 1, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government Passes Emergency Order for Mental Health Agencies

Daniel Pugen Following up on other recent Orders that were applicable to hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes and developmental services agencies...
Apr 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Government Issues Emergency Order for Developmental Services Agencies

Irv Kleiner and Daniel Pugen Following up on other recent Orders that were applicable to hospitals, long-term care facilities and retirement homes, the Government has now iss...
Apr 8, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emergency Measures in Retirement Homes

Irv Kleiner and Daniel Pugen Following up on other recent Orders that were applicable to hospitals and long-term care facilities, the Government has now issued an Order that is al...
Apr 6, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Province of Ontario introduces amendments to the Employment Standards Act to protect workers during the COVID-19 crises

Irv Kleiner and Daniel Pugen The Federal and Provincial Governments continue to respond to the COVID-19 crises that has affected Ontarians. Changes in legislation, policies, and r...
Mar 20, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Labour Board Clears The Road For Food Couriers to Unionize

Daniel Pugen and Shreya Patel The Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Labour Board”) has ruled that Foodora couriers are dependent contractors and have the right to unionize. Unde...
Mar 4, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Government Passes Wage Restraint Legislation

Daniel Pugen On November 8, 2019, the Provincial Government passed Bill 124, “the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019” (“Bill 1...
Nov 20, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Article

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Government Announces Upcoming Changes to Employment and Labour Laws: Government Begins Implementing Expert Report

Daniel Pugen As set out in our previous article, on May 23, 2017 proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour Relation...
Jun 1, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

The Changing Workplaces Review: Expert Panel Recommends Major Changes to Labour and Employment Laws

Daniel Pugen As set out in our previous article, the Ontario Government commissioned an expert report on the state of Ontario’s labour and employment laws le...
May 25, 2017
Presentation

Big Changes Ahead: The Changing Workplaces Review

Daniel Pugen Torkin Manes Employment & Labour Relations Seminar, May 2017
May 9, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Changing Workplaces Review: Advisory Panel to Recommend Major Changes to Labour and Employment Laws

Daniel Pugen The Ontario Government has asked two special advisors (the “Advisors”) to review and recommend legislative changes to the Labour Relations...
Sep 27, 2016
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