In this edition of the Monitor, we will summarize a few recent cases on the topic of when an employee is “working” and entitled to compensation. These cases demonstrate that not all travel time is compensable, that pre-employment training time can be compensable, and that an employer can determine that a meal break must be taken in the workplace as long as it is uninterrupted.
Featured InsightJordan N. Fremont, Natasha D. Monkman, Paul A. Migicovsky, Sukhvinder K. Dulay, Pamela M. Hillen
On February 27, 2018 the federal government tabled its 2018 Budget, Equality & Growth: A Strong Middle Class (Budget). The Budget contains several key initiatives, including a new Employment Insurance parental sharing benefit, the permanent extension and expansion of the Employment Insurance Working While on Claim pilot project...
This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, and more!
Melissa Roth is a lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She represents employers before the courts and administrative tribunals, and regularly advises them on a wide range of issues including human rights, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, grievance arbitrations, collective agreement negotiations, policy development, workplace investigations, occupational health and safety, and day to day human resources issues.View All Lawyers
Recent reforms enacted by Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, are reshaping the employment and labour law landscape in Ontario, and creating substantial new compliance obligations – and potential risks – for School Boards and other employers.
While Canada and the United States are alike in many respects, there are a few key differences in privacy law that U.S. organizations should be aware of if you are considering buying, selling or operating a business in Canada.
On March 20, 2018, the Ontario government reintroduced its pay transparency legislation in the form of Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. See our post of March 6, 2018, Ontario Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation, for more information about the Bill. The earlier iteration of this Bill had died on the order paper when the Legislature…
In Bain v. UBS Securities Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision which awarded an employee who was dismissed without cause in February 2013 his bonus entitlements for 2012 and the first three months of 2013, as well as for the 18-month notice period. David Bain worked for UBS as…
The Spring 2018 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers Anna Karimian and Jessica Toldo. “Harassment in the Workplace: Considerations for Employers” and “The WSIB Chronic Mental Health Policy: What Municipal Employers Need to Know and How it Will Impact Them”…
The Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of the Canadian Football League in a Case Argued by Stephen Shamie and Sean Sells on Former CFL Star Arland Bruce’s Concussion Lawsuit
On March 15, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada announced its decision to dismiss the application for leave to appeal in the Arland Bruce concussion litigation matter against the Canadian Football League (CFL)…
Catherine Peters Discussed Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace with Views on the #MeToo Campaign with The Globe and Mail
On December 5, 2017 Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a recorded Roundtable discussion as part of the #AfterMeToo symposium, which was organized by a group of entertainment industry participants, including Mia Kirshner, Canadian actor, writer and social activist whose willingness to share her personal experience of sexual harassment by entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has sparked a movement for institutional change.