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  • Vexatious litigants and abuse of process at TribunalApril 26, 2017

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has the authority to govern its own proceedings. Within this authority is the power to declare any applicant a vexatious litigant and to identity any abuse of process, either of which may result in the dismissal… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Have you amended your pension plan?April 25, 2017

    As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar, the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) (“PBA”) was recently amended. In this communiqué, we briefly review those amendments. Definition of spouse In late 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 28, All … Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Gender pay equity: How do you measure up?April 24, 2017

    The gender pay gap has been much in the news lately as well as on the minds of the CEO and CHROs. It’s an issue that exists at the intersection of state/federal legislation, social values/ethics, and the economic realization that gender pay equity… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Preparing for interactions with the MOL: Workplace visitsApril 21, 2017

    Recently the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) published a report on its activities for the period April 2015 to 2016. I’ll skip the opening comments from the Minister and Deputy Minister to concentrate on the meat and potatoes of the report, and w… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • The thin legal line: Resignation vs termination #learnthelatestApril 21, 2017

    “Employers who are not careful to ensure that resignations are voluntary and final could face significant damages awards if the resignation were found ineffective, particularly for long-service employees.” Has an employee who hands over his keys and… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »