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Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

Overholt Law hires labour relations specialist as associate

Overholt Law announced that Brent Mullin has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Police record check law protects privacy, but exemptions too broad, civil liberties group says Abby Deshman sm

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is heralding the Police Record Checks Reform Act as a “positive step forward” in protecting Ontarians’ privacy, but noted the exemptions section is too “broad” and will “undercut the impact of the legislation quite significantly.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Collected personal information

Appeal by the Province from a decision allowing an appeal by the Teachers’ Association from a decision of the School Board under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to disclose the name, job title and corresponding taxable income for the 2015 tax year for all English School District employees earning more than $100,000 at the request of a local journalist. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

CETA’s one-year immigration mobility report card performance_report_sm

It has been just over a year since the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force between Canada and the European Union (EU), greatly increasing mobility between Canadian and EU business enterprises. After its first year of use, now is the perfect time for a performance evaluation of CETA’s mobility provisions. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Law against legal values | Harry Glasbeek

A man brandishing a weapon confronts a passer-by: “Your money or your life.” He has committed a crime. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

Workplace cannabis: Where there’s smoke, is there fire? | Stuart Rudner

After months, if not years, of wild speculation about the impact upon the workplace of the legalization of cannabis, we have now been through the first two weeks of the legal cannabis era, and the sky has not fallen. Many employers have proclaimed their fear that the law of accommodation means that employers would have to allow truck drivers to get the behind the wheel while impaired, or that employees will now be allowed to smoke up while on the job. The reality is that there have been very few reports of workplace issues over the last two weeks. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 2:04 PM

Langlois adds two partners, five associates to labour and employment practice

Langlois lawyers announced that seven new lawyers specializing in labour and employment law have joined the Quebec firm, including two partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 1:52 PM

Where Ford government’s Bill 47, a.k.a. Bill 148 repeal, is taking us bunchalawyers_sm.jpg

On Oct. 23, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tabled Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, set to repeal a large portion of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which was passed into law by the previous provincial government just 11 months ago. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Benefits - Accident - Acting in the course of employment

Appeal by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission from a ruling by the Appeals Tribunal that found an injury sustained by the respondent qualified as an accident. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

Flexible paid time off under agreement distinct from personal emergency leave workersoncalendar_sm.jpg

An arbitrator recently ruled that an employee’s personal emergency leave entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are separate from an employee’s floater days under a collective agreement. ... [read more]