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  • Quebec Makes Broad Changes to its Workplace StandardsJuly 16, 2018

    The National Assembly of Quebec has made wide-ranging changes to the province’s labour standards legislation. The amendments were enacted through Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance, which received Ro … Read more »

  • New Government Delays in Force Date of Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017July 4, 2018

    Further to our earlier post, the new Ontario government announced today that it has delayed the coming into force of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, which officially came into force on July 1, 2018. The delay is intended to permit the government to assess the regulation of vaping in the province. … Read more »

  • Does Your Full and Final Release Cover #MeToo?June 28, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court recently pronounced that alleged acts of workplace sexual harassment, including alleged incidents occurring in the workplace, are not connected to employment but are separate matters: Watson v. The Governing Council of the Salvation Army of Canada. Further, the Court held … Read more »

  • ONCA Upholds Termination Clause and Signals to Courts to Not Create Ambiguity Where None ExistsJune 25, 2018

    Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released yet another decision on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses: Amberber v. IBM Canada Ltd., 2018 ONCA 571. Recent appellate decisions on this issue have been inconsistent and/or provided less than clear guidelines, see here, here … Read more »

  • Cannabis Becomes Legal on October 17, 2018 – Is Your Workplace Ready?June 21, 2018

    Following the Senate’s historic vote in favour of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, the Federal Government announced yesterday that recreational marijuana will become legal on October 17, 2018. In anticipation of Bill C-45 becoming law, the provinces have begun preparing a framework for regulating the pr … Read more »