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Month: March 2021

“Climate change is real”: Supreme Court upholds Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act

We outline the basis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act.

March 25, 2021
Simon Archer Mariam Moktar Daniel Sheppard Melanie Anderson

Webinar: What unions need to know about criminal law

In this webinar, Vanora, Adriel and Dan looked at what unions need to know so they can assist members who are or may be facing criminal proceedings.

March 24, 2021
Daniel Sheppard Vanora Simpson Adriel Weaver Kelly Doctor

Employment status is the only fair future for gig workers

Uber has announced that it will lobby Canadian governments to exempt its drivers from employment protections. Steven Barrett and Josh Mandryk tell us why that’s bad for gig workers and what systemic legal reforms are needed to properly protect them.

March 17, 2021
Steven Barrett Joshua Mandryk

Female nursing home employees win pay equity fight

Once an employer has achieved pay equity, it must periodically revisit its compensation practices to make sure that new wage gaps do not emerge. A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that maintenance for pay equity plans achieved using a proxy comparison requires ongoing reference to male comparators.

March 16, 2021
Willow Petersen Simran Prihar

Wrongful dismissal 101: What are your rights under Ontario’s ESA?

If you are a non-unionized employee in Ontario, what are your rights if you are dismissed? Erin Moores brings us a Wrongful Dismissal 101 for employees covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act.

March 3, 2021
Erin Moores

What is Ontario’s Pay Equity Act?

Ontario’s pay equity laws aim to ensure that work traditionally done by women is paid the same as work traditionally done by men. Danielle Leon Foun Lin and Willow Petersen explain how you can apply these laws to eliminate wage gaps.

March 2, 2021
Danielle Leon Foun Lin Willow Petersen

How do I prove that my dog is a “service animal”?

The law is not simple when it comes to proving that a dog is a service animal. Kelly Doctor discusses how you can make sure that your dog is able to support you when you need it most.

March 1, 2021
Kelly Doctor