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Bill 124 Unconstitutional for Unionized Employees Only, Ontario Court of Appeal Holds

Earlier this week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision upholding, in part, the Ontario Superior Court…

Reminder: New Canada Labour Code Termination Entitlements Now In Effect

In past Focus Alerts, we have discussed important changes to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”), including with respect to…

Federal Pay Equity Commissioner Allows Establishment of Multiple Pay Equity Plans at NAV CANADA

The federal Pay Equity Act presumes that an employer will establish a single pay equity plan for its employees, but…

New CRA Policy Provides Guidance Regarding the Determination of the Province of Employment for Full-Time Remote Workers

At the beginning of this month (January 1, 2024), a new Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) administrative policy (the “Policy”) came…

Court of Appeal for Ontario Confirms Two Significant Notice Period Decisions

In late 2023, the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirmed the lower court decisions in two separate wrongful dismissal matters…

No Requirement for Control Over a Construction Project to be Considered an “Employer” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act: Supreme Court

In a past Focus Alert, we discussed the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Ontario (Labour) v. Sudbury (City). In…

Employers Take Note: Applications for an Extension of the Deadline to Post a Pay Equity Plan Under the Federal Pay Equity Act

The federal Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) and its regulations, which came into effect on August 31, 2021, require subject…

Pay Equity Commissioner Denies Request for Multiple Pay Equity Plans for the Core Public Administration

This summer, the Interim Pay Equity Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) denied a request by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, on…

Federal Government Introduces Legislation to Ban Replacement Workers During Strikes/Lockouts

On November 9, 2023, the federal government introduced Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the…

WSIB Now Enforcing 3-Business Day Deadline For Employers’ Initial Accident-Reporting

On September 29, 2023, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) revised its policy on accident reporting. Employers covered under…

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