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Limitation periods for anticipatory breach of contract

What are the limitation periods for anticipatory breach of contract and which party has the ball in their court? Ryan Newell takes us through the basics.

July 21, 2021
Ryan Newell

Employment class actions in Ontario: Where are we now and where are we headed?

It has been nearly nine years since the Ontario Court of Appeal’s unpaid overtime class action certification trilogy was released, settling the law regarding the certification of unpaid overtime and employment misclassification class actions. Since then, misclassification class actions have become commonplace, with claims being certified across a wide range of industries and contexts.

July 7, 2021
Joshua Mandryk Jody Brown

I’m facing a criminal charge. What happens next?

Facing a criminal charge is confusing, stressful, and can come with high stakes. In this post, Vanora Simpson takes us through the typical timeline of events following your charge.

June 30, 2021
Vanora Simpson

Wrongful Dismissal for Federal Employees (Canada Labour Code) – What are my rights?

If you’re a non-unionized employee working in a federal sector job, what are your rights if you are dismissed? Erin Moores sets out Wrongful Dismissal 101 for employees covered by the Canada Labour Code.

June 23, 2021
Erin Moores

National Indigenous Peoples Day: A Resource List for Lawyers and Union Representatives

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission asked Canadians to learn more about the history and legacy of residential schools and Aboriginal rights in Canada. In this blog post, Kelly Doctor shares a list of resources for lawyers, union reps and others who work with Indigenous people and peoples (or those who don’t, but want to know more).

June 21, 2021
Kelly Doctor

Can you sue your employer for workplace injuries and illnesses?

Many workers want to sue their employers in court when they become injured or ill at work, but the rules of Ontario’s worker’s compensation scheme mean most won’t get that opportunity. Christine Davies, Gabriel Hoogers, and Simone Truemner-Caron explain why.

June 16, 2021
Christine Davies Gabriel Hoogers

What Emergency Powers Do Governments Have to Respond to COVID-19?

Dan Sheppard’s memo on the emergency powers used to respond to COVID-19 has been updated to June 10, 2021.

June 10, 2021
Daniel Sheppard

ETFO successfully challenges Ontario’s unprecedented election finance laws

A court has struck down several crucial sections of the Ford government’s election finance laws. Melanie Anderson explains why ETFO and other organizations challenged the law.

June 9, 2021
Melanie Anderson

Webinar: COVID case law update

In this webinar, Simran Prihar, Ryan Newell, and Gabe Hoogers reviewed the latest workplace law cases involving COVID-19.

May 27, 2021
Simran Prihar Ryan Newell Gabriel Hoogers

Arbitrator: Arbitration not suspended by COVID emergency powers

In a recent win for healthcare workers, a labour arbitrator determined that she had jurisdiction to hear a grievance regarding the exclusion of nurse externs from the bargaining unit. A hospital could not rely on a COVID-19 emergency powers regulation to prevent the hearing from going forward.

May 26, 2021
Mark Wright Willow Petersen