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Arbitrator Upholds Mandatory Vaccination Policy in Retirement Home

Irv Kleiner The Employer in this case is a retirement home that is regulated by the Retirement Homes Act. The issue before the Board in Extendicare Lynde Creek R...
Apr 5, 2022
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Arbitrator Strikes Down Employer’s Automatic Termination Provision In A Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel In a recently released arbitration award, Arbitrator Misra held that a mandatory vaccination policy, which included the right of the Employer to termi...
Feb 8, 2022
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Being Placed On An Unpaid Leave of Absence Is Not A Denial of Seniority Rights

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel A recent arbitration award by Arbitrator Norm Jesin has affirmed an employer’s ability to enforce a vaccination policy that requires employees to disc...
Jan 14, 2022
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Mandatory Vaccination Policy Rejected by Arbitrator. What Does This Mean for Employers?

Irv Kleiner On November 10, 2021, we informed our readership of an arbitration award between UFCW and Paragon Security, in which Award Arbitrator Fred von Veh uph...
Nov 12, 2021
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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld by Arbitrator

Irv Kleiner In an arbitration between the UFCW (the "Union") and Paragon Security (the "Employer”), the Union grieved the Employer’s implementation of a mandatory...
Nov 10, 2021
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If Employees Work Overtime, Employers Must Pay Despite Overtime Policies

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has rul...
Oct 22, 2020
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Temporary Wage Enhancements for PSWs and Direct Support Workers and Increase to Minimum Wage in Ontario

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel On October 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be providing a temporary wage increase for personal support workers (PSWs) and d...
Oct 2, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary Pandemic Pay Order Issued Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 241/20

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel On April 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be providing frontline employees with temporary pandemic pay in recognition of th...
Jun 2, 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)

New Developments in Ontario Health Care due to COVID-19

Irv Kleiner Province of Ontario Suspends Collective Agreement Provisions in Hospital and Long Term Care Sector As a result of the state of emergency that was ...
Mar 24, 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
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Province of Ontario declares an emergency as a result of COVID-19

Irv Kleiner The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is declaring a state of emergency under section 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Pro...
Mar 19, 2020
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Retirement Home Or Long-Term Care Facility

Irv Kleiner Torkin Manes LegalPoint In a recent interest arbitration award that was convened for the purposes of determining a labour dispute under the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitrati...
Nov 13, 2019
May 9, 2017

Managing your workplace: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Irv Kleiner Focus on Labour Relations and Employment Law The economic landscape in the province will continue to undergo significant changes in the coming months. In response to those changes, employers will...
Feb 1, 2009

The Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2006: Employers Beware!

Irv Kleiner Focus on Labour Relations and Employment Law Amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code, enacted last December, have the potential to change the landscape of how wrongful-dismissal cases are lit...
Feb 1, 2007

Bargain Pricing and Costing a Collective Agreement

Irv Kleiner Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
Jan 1, 2000
May 1, 1991
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