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  • The Latest on the Legality of Random Drug & Alcohol TestingFebruary 20, 2018

    In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada. Bottom line: there are very few instances when random drug testing will be permitted. This blog summarizes a recent arbitration award where a union challenged an emp … Read more »

  • Lessons about Termination ClausesFebruary 14, 2018

    As we have written before, termination clauses may have a significant effect on how much money you receive if you are terminated. Many termination clauses attempt to limit the termination and severance pay an employee will receive. Throughout 2017, we saw several decisions from Ontario judges which … Read more »

  • Supreme Court: Increased Potential Liability for HarassmentFebruary 9, 2018

    Recently, the Supreme Court issued a significant decision expanding the nature of possible harassment and discrimination claims.   The Case In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, Mohammadreza Sheikhzadeh-Mashgoul worked as a civil engineer consultant on a job site where h … Read more »

  • Recent Changes to the Employment Standards Act – Part IFebruary 5, 2018

    Trying to learn and apply the many recent changes to the Employment Standards Act to your workplace can be a daunting task. We are trying to make the process less intimidating by introducing the changes to you a few at a time. This blog discusses five of the many changes that were made to Ontario’s … Read more »

  • Patrick Brown: Could the Alleged Sexual Harassment/Assaults Have Been Prevented?January 25, 2018

    Yesterday, CTV reported that two women alleged Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown sexually harassed and/or sexually assaulted them. Shortly after the story broke Mr. Brown resigned as party leader. I don’t think Mr. Brown will deny he met either women. Instead I think he will clai … Read more »