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Ontario Government Tables Legislation Impacting Bargaining and Interest Arbitration in the Fire Sector

By: Julia M. Nanos, John W. Saunders, Mark H. Mason, Craig S. Rix

On November 15, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 (Bill 57), omnibus legislation giving effect to initiatives found in its 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. If passed, Schedule 18 of Bill 57 will amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (FPPA) to, among other things, address collective bargaining and interest arbitration in the sector, and enhance protections for volunteer firefighters engaged in “two hatting.”

CRTC Publishes Guidance on Indirect Contraventions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

By: Matin Fazelpour

On November 5, 2018, the CRTC published its Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin CRTC 2018-415 (Bulletin), which is a guideline regarding the prohibition against facilitating spam under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL). Section 9 of CASL imposes prohibitions and penalties for activities that facilitate the contravention of the anti-spam provisions in sections 6-8. The non-facilitation prohibition…

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Jeffrey Goodman Recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment 2019

Congratulations to Jeffrey Goodman who has been recognized among the 10 Canadians selected by Who’s Who Legal in its inaugural international guide for Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment law for 2019! The Thought Leaders guide highlights individual lawyers who receive the highest number of nominations throughout the latest research cycle.

Natasha Monkman Mentioned in Benefits and Pensions Monitor on Plan Administrators and the Power of Attorney

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman presented at the at the 2018 CPBI Ontario Regional Conference that took place on October 19, 2018. Natasha’s presentation, titled, “All About Administration: Dealing with Aging Employees and Estates” was featured in the Benefits and Pensions Monitor daily news alert on October 22, 2018.

Jodi Gallagher Quoted in the Law Times on the Possible Reversal of Bill 148 and Related Labour Law Changes

Hicks Morley’s Jodi Gallagher Healy was quoted by the Law Times in the October 15, 2018 article titled “Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients.” The article explores how Ontario’s government plans to review and possibly reverse the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148.

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