We are pleased to share a recent SHRM article, “Ontario Court Rules Severance Pay Is Based on Global Payroll,” with quotes from Andrew Shaw. The article discusses the recent unanimous ruling by Ontario’s Divisional Court—a branch of the Superior Court of Justice in Canada’s largest province—that more employers in Ontario will now have to take
Special thanks to moderator Benjamin Ho and presenters Liliana Hernandez-Salgado (Mexico City), Leticia Ribeiro (Sao Paulo – Trench Rossi Watanabe), Maria Cecilia Reyes (Bogota) and Matias Herrero (Buenos Aires).
Our four-part Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers webinar series is your passport to ensure that your organization is up to speed on the key…
Changes to the Canada Labour Code (“CLC” or “Code”) are effective on September 1, 2019, or on a date to be named. To ensure compliance, federally regulated employers should review their policies and practices.
This is part two of a two-part series summarizing the changes. Part one focused on federal employment standards related to vacation, holiday and leave entitlements. This part summarizes the remaining changes.
Continue Reading Now Effective: Changes to the Canada Labour Code (Part Two)
On December 13, 2018, Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018 received Royal Assent. Bill C-86 has a wide ambit given that it primarily implements the February 2018 federal budget plan. Among other things, Bill C-86 makes numerous amendments aimed at “modernizing” the labour standards in the Canada Labour Code (“CLC”). To help federally regulated employers navigate the many changes to the labour standards, we have outlined the key changes to be aware of and what to do about them.
Continue Reading “Modernized” Federal Labour Standards: Key Changes & What to Do About Them
Join Baker & McKenzie on January 27, 2016 for the second half of a special, 2-part webinar series, which will focus on key updates in the US and around the globe. Drawing on the legal talent of Baker & McKenzie’s global employment team, the webinars will feature a panel of top lawyers discussing major developments…
On December 10, 2015, Bill 109, the Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015 (the “Act“) received Royal Assent. The Act introduces new labour relations provisions for two large groups of employees in Ontario: firefighters and public sector employees. Most significantly, the Act also amends the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA“), increasing employer liability (retroactively, in some cases) regarding workers’ compensation claims and survivor death benefits.
Continue Reading Retroactive Liability and Other Amendments to Labour and Employment Legislation in Ontario
(Canadian businesses with U.S. & international operations should consider this webinar.)
2014 has been yet another active year for employers, with significant labor and employment developments in the U.S. Now is the time for employers to update their employment handbooks, policies, and internal company practices to reflect both Federal and state developments from this past year, and for U.S. multinational companies to sharpen their employment-related business strategies for 2015.…