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Special thanks to Sarah Adler, Immigration Legal Counsel, and Simran Nandha for their assistance with this blog.

Further to the increased compliance requirements from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on all employers which commenced on September 30, 2022 (Government of Canada strengthens protections for temporary foreign

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Amendments to the Competition Act that come into force on June 23, 2023 will make it a criminal offence for employers to enter into no poach, wage fixing or other agreements related to the terms and conditions of employment in Canada.

In this In Focus video,

In September 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Pavlov v. The New Zealand and Australian Lamb Company Limited (“Pavlov“) confirmed that an employer may be liable for a longer notice period, even for a short-term employee, based on prevailing economic factors beyond the parties’ control. In this case, it was COVID-19.

Background

Employers are being faced with difficult decisions about potentially reducing their headcount to eliminate redundant positions in light of a shift in the economic climate and an increased focus on business efficiency.

With any termination comes liability.

In this 3-part series of In Focus videos specific to Reductions in Force, our Labour and Employment

Background

In May 2020, the Government of Ontario first introduced O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The Regulation provided employers with temporary relief from the notice of termination and severance pay obligations under the ESA during the COVID-19 period. The Regulation first defined the

On July 13, 2022, the Government of Ontario published a chapter in its guide to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) on the recently legislated requirement for employers to develop a written policy on electronic monitoring. “Electronic monitoring” includes all forms of employee monitoring that is done electronically. The purpose of this new requirement is for

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We are pleased to share a recent The Hill Times article, “Cyberbullying more common for adults than children during pandemic, say experts,” with quotes from Andrew Shaw. This article discusses adults who work in fields related to COVID-19 have been at greater risk of being targeted with online forms of harassment during the pandemic, including

On April 11, 2022 Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022 received royal assent, introducing significant changes to a number of employment-related statutes, and introducing the Digital Platform Workers Rights Act, 2022.

The most important changes introduced by Bill 88 include:

  • New employment standards exemptions: Certain business consultants and information technology consultants are

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