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The Ontario Government eliminates certain Ministry of Labour approvals

By Daniel Pugen and Shreya Patel The Ontario Government has passed Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 which amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The ... Read more

Neil M. Abramson of our Health Law Group to participate as faculty in the Osgoode Certificate in Health Law Course

With the increasing intersection between healthcare delivery and the law, healthcare providers and their organizations encounter a challenging array of legal and regulatory issues ... Read more

Bill 66, restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 has received royal assent, amending Ontario, Canada’s labour and employment laws once again

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019. 1 Amendments to the Employment ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: employers can provide candid job references

Ontario employers can speak candidly about former employees' weaknesses when providing job references, as long as the dominant motive for the reference is not malicious, the ... Read more

Ontario, Canada companies beware: class action lawsuits alleging worker misclassification are on the rise

It appears there is a movement afoot in Ontario to change behavior around the classification of employees as independent contractors. Beginning in 2015, we began to see a ... Read more

Hiring an articling student?

It's Time to Hire an Articling Student. What's Next? For any-sized law firm or office, hiring an articling student can be a significant investment. However, this is ... Read more

Littler global guide - Canada - Q4 2018

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

Decisions involving termination of long-term employees should concern employers

Employers considering terminating long-term employees in Canada should be aware of two relatively recent decisions. In one case, Dawe , 2018 ONSC 3130, the ... Read more

McLeish Orlando is looking for information related to the Ottawa bus crash at Westboro Station

We have been retained by a person injured in the double-decker bus crash that occurred on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm at the Westboro station in Ottawa. We are looking for ... Read more

Are we saving too much for retirement?

Frederick Vettese is an actuary and partner at Morneau Shepell. He is the co-author of The Real Retirement and author of Retirement Income for Life . As an actuary, he ... Read more

Everyone needs an RSP right? Wrong!

The deadline to make a contribution to your Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) is March 1st, 2019. Most people will likely benefit from opening an RSP early, investing ... Read more

Cadieux v Cloutier: deducting oranges from apples

Written By: William Harding and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law It is an essential principle of tort law that an injured plaintiff be returned to the position they ... Read more

Prabaharan v. RBC General Insurance: cost consequences for failing to prepare for a pre-trial conference

Written By: William Keele and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law In Prabaharan v RBC General Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 1186, Justice Stinson ordered the Defendant ... Read more

Unsure how to plan so that you land an awesome articling position? FOLA has some tips!

Articling is one of the two experiential training paths put in place by the Law Society of Ontario as part of the requirements for becoming a licenced lawyer in Canada. It ... Read more

Imeson v. Maryvale – further clarification on litigation and participant experts

Written By: Lindsay Charles and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law Parties may call two types of experts to testify at trial: litigation experts, hired by a party ... Read more