Labour & Employment law


  • Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

  • Federal pay equity bill puts onus on employers

    Federal pay equity bill puts onus on employers

    Nov 12, 2018

    The federal government has tabled proactive pay equity legislation covering federally regulated sectors after three years of consultation.

  • Reform the Employment Standards Act

    Nov 12, 2018

    A recent case illustrates to Ontario lawyers the need to overhaul the Employment Standards Act to improve access to justice. Why? Because the current legal landscape creates economic incentives to pursue costly litigation.

  • Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints

    Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints

    Oct 22, 2018

    Lawyers could see an uptick in human rights complaints related to cannabis after the legalization of recreational use on Oct. 17, although the province of Ontario says that human rights protections for people with disabilities or addictions remain the same as before.

  • Changing norms

    Oct 22, 2018

    The legal use of recreational cannabis is one indicator of changing norms. One day, it is likely that the one-time criminalization of cannabis will seem antiquated.

  • Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients

    Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients

    Oct 15, 2018

    Lawyers say the Ontario government’s plan to review and possibly reverse the former Liberals’ labour and employment reforms are causing uncertainty with their clients, after implementing reforms that now may never come to pass.

  • The pendulum swings

    Oct 15, 2018

    If nature exists within a continuum, continually returning to a balanced state, then I think it’s fair to apply the same principles to our social structures.

  • Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Oct 1, 2018

    A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by a co-worker — whose employment was subsequently terminated and who now claims damages for wrongful dismissal — has been granted intervener status in the upcoming trial, in what may be a first in Canada.

  • Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Sep 24, 2018

    The federal government has some improvements to make in its regulation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, according to immigration lawyers.

  • Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Sep 10, 2018

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

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