Absent exceptional circumstances, 24 months is “high end” of reasonable notice award for certain managers & adverse unilateral changes to bonus plans must be communicated

Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice substantially ... Read more

Professional service employer’s use of different corporate structures in employment agreements does not negate uninterrupted service in the calculation of reasonable notice

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Theberge-Lindsay v. 3385022 Canada Inc. (Kutcher Dentistry Professional Corporation) , 2019 ONCA 469 (“ ... Read more

A marriage made in limitations heaven: Section 5(1)(a)(iv) strikes again

By Marco Falco There are at least two situations in Ontario where a limitation period can be postponed because the plaintiff’s lawsuit is not yet “appropriate”: (i) if the ... Read more

Does corporate successor liability apply in Canada?

By Marco Falco Few doctrines at common law evoke more trepidation for the buyers in an asset purchase agreement than the doctrine of corporate successor liability.An American principle, successor ... Read more

Adam Black speaks to the Law Times about a recent case that reiterates the importance of confidentiality

A recent case confirms the importance of confidentiality in settlements, including those achieved in mediation, whether or not the mediation contract contains a confidentiality ... Read more

Combatting cyber threats: CSE releases new baseline cybersecurity controls

By Lisa R. Lifshitz On April 5, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security released the Baseline Cyber Security Controls for Small and Medium Organizations intended to assist small and medium ... Read more

Arbitrator reinstates nurse who misappropriated narcotics from patients for her own use and falsified records to cover it up

Earlier this year, a labour arbitrator rendered a decision in Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurse’s Association , 2019 CanLII 43 (ON ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: a tale of violence and harassment in the workplace and judicial sanctions for an employer that handled it poorly

As employment lawyers that represent management, we invariably counsel our clients that they must treat complaints of harassment in the workplace seriously, and take immediate ... Read more

Announcing the Lerners 90th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway

In celebration of our 90th anniversary as a law firm, we want to recognize the role our clients, lawyers, staff, and communities have played in contributing to our success by ... Read more

Canada: how to manage unresponsive employees on leave

Canadian law clearly requires employers to accommodate employees with disabilities unless it causes an undue hardship. But how are employers to deal with employees on medical ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: court takes on employer termination conduct

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently rendered a decision in Ruston v. Keddco MFG. (2011) Ltd. , 2019 ONCA 125, which serves as a cautionary tale for employers whose ... Read more

Court of Appeal affirms that employees in British Columbia, Canada must continue to meet a high standard to establish "family status" discrimination

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently affirmed that it continues to be bound by the existing legal test for adverse discrimination on the ground of “family ... Read more

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q1 2019

Browse through brief employment and labor law updates from around the globe. Contact a Littler attorney for more information or view our global locations . ... Read more

Ontario 2019 Budget & Justice: FOLA applauds some measures, has some concerns

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) was pleased to see that the Ontario Government announced in it’s April 11 th Budget that it plans proposed legislation ... Read more

Your ex gets a raise after you divorce? You might be in line for tens of thousands more

By Adam N. Black One of the most controversial, difficult and most-litigated issues in family law across Canada is the extent to which a payer of spousal support will be required to share any ... Read more