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ONCA Confirms Single Act of Sexual Harassment Met the Just Cause Standard for Termination of Employment for Long Service Employee

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal confirms that even a single incident of workplace sexual harassment can…

Ontario Government Introduces the Working for Workers Act, 2022  

On February 28, 2022, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (“Bill 88”) as part…

Update on the Requirement for a Policy on Disconnecting from Work under the Ontario ESA

Bill 27, which received royal assent on December 2, 2021, amended the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”) to…

Ontario Government Resumes Reopening Plans Following Omicron Setback

In an effort to slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the province of Ontario has been subject…

Comment Period Open on Proposed Federal Hours of Work Regulations for Air and Rail Transportation, Banking, and Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors

Focus readers may recall the federal government’s amendment of the Canada Labour Code with respect to hours of work.  The…

Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 Now in Force

On October 19, 2021, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “Act”) came into force.  There is a three-year transition…

Following Royal Assent for Bill 27, Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee Releases Report on The Future of Work in Ontario

On December 9, 2021, the Ontario government announced the release of The Future of Work in Ontario, the report from…

City’s Duty to Accommodate Met When It Provided Pregnant Firefighter with Duties Outside Own Position

In a recent case between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association, Arbitrator Burkett considered the…

Arbitrator rules “zero-tolerance” cannabis policy for safety-sensitive positions is discriminatory – employer must try to accommodate

Following the legalization of cannabis, many employers operating safety-sensitive workplaces have reviewed and considered their alcohol and drug policies. The…

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