The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Fraser v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 SCC 28 (“Fraser“) raises fundamental questions about how allegations of discrimination under human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter“) will be adjudicated in the future. At a minimum, employers should carefully review distinctions drawn under workplace policies, practices, and benefits plans—particularly distinctions between full-time employees, part-time employees, and employees on a leave of absence—to ensure those distinctions do not disproportionally impact women with children.
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We’re pleased to share a recent Canadian HR Reporter article, “Bill 66 could have ‘pretty profound’ impact on Ontario employers“, with insight from Andrew Shaw. If passed, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, will amend Ontario’s employment standards, labour relations and pension benefits statutes, among other legislation, to cut business costs

To ring in the New Year, we highlight the ten most significant developments in Canadian labour and employment law in 2016:
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On November 27, 2014, the Government of Ontario filed Ontario Regulation 235/14, which introduces changes to the existing regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (the “Act”).  These changes impose new requirements on plan administrators with respect to the disclose of information, “SIP&P” requirements, and commuted value transfers.
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