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  • Is Your Dismissed Employee Entitled to a Bonus?April 20, 2018

    Employers who include discretionary bonuses as part of their employees’ compensation packages should be aware of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest guidance on (i) bonus entitlement for the period up to dismissal and (ii) compensation for the loss of a bonus during the reasonable notice period. Th … Read more »

  • Employee’s Silence About Fraud Leads to $20 Million Civil Judgment for EmployerApril 17, 2018

    A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court demonstrates the overlap between civil and criminal findings, and how an employer can use a criminal verdict to recover additional damages in a civil claim. In Atlas Copco Canada Inc. v. David Hillier 2018 ONSC 1558, rendered March 7, 2018, an employ … Read more »

  • Cannabis@Work – The Globe and Mail features Baker McKenzie Partner, Chris BurkettApril 3, 2018

    Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, recently hosted its Solving Workplace Challenges 2018 conference and followed up with a full page article featuring insights from Chris Burkett’s panel discussion on pressing topics in employment law. See the excerpt below or access the complete artic … Read more »

  • Compliance Check: Do Your Pay Rates Comply with Bill 148?March 27, 2018

    On April 1, 2018, employers in Ontario will be subject to the new equal pay provisions under the Employment Standards Act  (“ESA”) brought in by Bill 148. As a general rule, employers can no longer establish distinct pay rates based on a “difference in employment status”, defined as follows: (a) a d … Read more »

  • Alberta Strengthens Workplace Safety LegislationMarch 20, 2018

    This is the final article in our three-part series on recent changes to Alberta’s labour and employment legislation. Here we outline changes to Alberta’s occupational health and safety (“OHS”) and workers’ compensation legislation resulting from Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being o … Read more »