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  • Ontario Legislature Passes Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017November 23, 2017

    Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”) passed its third reading on November 22, 2017, confirming that many significant changes to Ontario’s labour and employment legislation are imminent. Most of these changes were summarized in our last Bill 148 article (see here).  However, … Read more »

  • Is a Discretionary Bonus Really Discretionary?November 20, 2017

    Many employers rely on the discretionary nature of their bonus plans to deny bonuses to employees they’ve dismissed. However, in last month’s decision in Singer v Nordstrong Equipment Limited, 2017 ONSC 5906, the Court held that stipulating that a bonus is discretionary in the policy doesn’t necessa … Read more »

  • Court of Appeal Rules Termination Clause Valid on Sale of BusinessNovember 16, 2017

    We are pleased to report that the Ontario Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the principle that a purchaser of the assets of a business is free to offer employment on new terms to employees of the vendor and can rely on the resulting written employment agreement as binding (Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Can … Read more »

  • December 3 Brings New EI Parental, Maternity & Caregiving BenefitsNovember 13, 2017

    Last week, Employment and Social Development Canada confirmed that new Employment Insurance (“EI”) parental, maternity and caregiving benefits will come into force on December 3, 2017. The new EI benefits were proposed in Federal Budget 2017 (see our previous blog post here) to support employees who … Read more »

  • Door Still Open? Canada As Safe Harbour For Multinational Human Rights LitigationNovember 13, 2017

    We have written over the past two years about a growing wave of significant lawsuits in Canada against corporations for alleged international labour and human rights violations in their overseas operations or supply chains. As we have reported, Canada’s judiciary is demonstrating a willingness to ex … Read more »