Category: Unsolicited Blog
Beyond Bardal: Clio Godkewitsch discusses a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in which a wrongfully dismissed employee was awarded an enhanced reasonable notice period based on “exceptional circumstances.”
Under the leadership of Toronto’s new Mayor Olivia Chow, Toronto add its voice to the growing list of Ontario municipalities to commit to taking action to end gender-based violence and intimate partner violence.
Canada’s current model of establishing labour standards and collective bargaining has not sufficiently adapted to our present labour market. Mark Rowlinson discusses a model of sectoral bargaining that could enhance collective bargaining in Canada, and invites you to learn more at a Centre for Future Work webinar on the issue on November 28, 2022.
Maria Lucas discusses how developments in Indigenous child and family welfare over the past year reveal the ongoing but worthwhile struggle for truth and reconciliation.
With the rise of remote work or hybrid work, these types of questions have become all the more common. Gabriel Hoogers and former articling student Erin Sobat review the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal’s approach to injuries sustained while working from home.
Considering bringing a Rule 21 motion to determine a question of law? Melissa Sonneman-Samuel reviews the OCA’s most recent decision on the issue.
Union officials provide essential services to their members, supporting workers when they have issues with their employers and representing them at difficult times. But there are unfortunately situations where they are subject to harassing behaviour or comments. Ben Piper looks at the mechanisms available to deal with harassment in these situations.
Do you have a pension problem that requires a solution? In this final installment in the Pension Law Series, Sue Philpott outlines your options for having your pension dispute resolved.
In this fourth installment of our Pension Law Series, David Sworn explains the basics of jointly-sponsored pension plans (JSPPs), where governance is shared by employers and labour groups.
Regulating stronger personal harassment protections under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
Erin Sobat’s new article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal examines Ontario’s current workplace harassment laws, and argues that simply requiring employer harassment policies and internal investigations will not stop harassment in workplaces where protection is needed most.