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- Godfrey v Sony: Supreme Court Protects Victims of Price-Fixing Conspiracies
On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in Godfrey v Sony Corp., a class action related to alleged price-fixing in the market for optical disc drives (“ODDs”). The decision provides clarity on four significant issues in price-fixing litigation. The Court held that: Sec … Read more »
- Beyond “9 to 5”: Understanding Ontario’s Overtime Rules
Aside from some “tweaks”, not much has changed when it comes to the Ontario’s overtime rules in many years. Why then do I see so much employer non-compliance? Are employers unaware of their overtime rights and responsibilities? Or do they simply choose not to comply and hope no one complains? … Read more »
- Termination Clause Update: The Unclear Impact of Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679
I have previously discussed the enforceability of termination clauses in former blog posts, available here and here. In short, a long history of inconsistent and amorphous case law has created significant uncertainty among lawyers attempting to advise their clients about whether a given termination … Read more »
- Federal Carbon Tax Appealed to Supreme Court
On August 28, 2019 the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced Ontario’s appeal of the Court of Appeal’s decision on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act to the Supreme Court of Canada. In making the announcement the Minister stated: “In June, w … Read more »
- What can you ask for in a medical certificate?
Many employers have often had the experience of receiving a vague doctor’s note from an employee that reads something along the lines of, “this individual is unable to work for X weeks”. Employers are left wondering: Why? Can I be sure this is legitimate? Is the employee likely to return after X wee … Read more »