Supreme Court of Canada: transfer of workforce is sale of a business

The Supreme Court of Canada, in a 6-3 decision issued on April 27, 2000, has upheld the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Town of Ajax v. C.A.W. Local 222 (see “Court of Appeal holds that transfer of workforce amounts to sale of a business” on our Publications page). The Court of Appeal’s ruling had restored a decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board that held that the hiring by an employer of the substantial part of the work force of another employer was a sale of a business under Ontario’s Labour Relations Act.

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