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  • Legal Working Age in Ontario

    The legal working age in Ontario is defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (”OHSA”). It outlines different minimum ages for different industries and workplaces. It is not defined by the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). What is the minimum legal age to work in Ontario? In Ontario, the min … Read more »

  • Retirement Age Ontario

    There is no set retirement age in Ontario. This allows most employees, with specific exceptions, to continue working as long as they choose.  This freedom is protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) that prohibits age-based discrimination. Age-based discrimination occurs when a workpl … Read more »

  • Alberta Court Affirms Crucial Role Of Clarity In Employer Policies, Employee Resignation

    In the case of Stonham v. Recycling Worx Inc. [2023] A.J. No. 1149, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta reiterated the significance of clear and equivocal language in both employer policies and employee resignation. Background The plaintiff was employed as a commercial truck driver for the defendan … Read more »

  • 4 Day Work Week

    In December 2022, the Four-Day Work Week Act, otherwise known as Bill 55, passed its first reading. The preamble of the Four-Day Work Week Act sets out the rationale for the Act, stating that: “The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in increased worker burnout, leading to poor physical and mental health out … Read more »

  • Discrimination In The Workplace: What Happens If My Employer Is Found Guilty of Discrimination?

    If an employer is found guilty of discrimination, there are many different remedies which may be awarded to the person who received the discrimination. They may receive damages in the form of money. An employer may be asked to develop policies and training that seek to remedy the discrimination. An … Read more »