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

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