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  • Why Asking Your Employee to “Go Clubbing” Could Cost YouSeptember 19, 2017

    Most employers understand that sexual harassment at work is against the law. Despite this, sexual harassment is still pervasive in Ontario workplaces. Where managers and employers can get into trouble is the area of sexual solicitation. The Human Rights Code states that employees have the right to b … Read more »

  • The Confusing and Unsettled Law Relating to Employee Medical NotesSeptember 12, 2017

    A proposed change to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“the Act”) contained in Bill 148 states that an employer shall not require an employee to provide a medical note from a qualified health practitioner (as defined in the Act) as evidence of a sickness if the employee claims a paid sick day unde … Read more »

  • You Can Run but You Can’t Hide: More Changes to Ontario’s Employment LawsAugust 22, 2017

    The dog days of summer are coming to an end but the government keeps making changes to Ontario’s employment laws. The unrelenting increased regulation of Ontario’s Workplaces This summer, the Ontario government has been holding hearings on its proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) w … Read more »

  • How to Spot a ResignationJuly 31, 2017

    Contrary to popular belief, it is not always easy to know when someone has resigned. Even if an employee uses words such as “I quit,” a court may still find that the employee has not truly resigned. An employer in Alberta learned this lesson the hard way.  Carroll v Purcee Industrial Controls Ltd. ( … Read more »

  • Can my organization implement a drug testing policy at the workplace?July 24, 2017

    If you’ve been following the news over the last few months, you know that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to allow the union’s injunction against the TTC’s random drug and alcohol testing policy. More recently, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the termination of an employee who was t … Read more »