On June 19, 2019, the government published two regulatory proposals which relate to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and for which the government is inviting feedback by August 5, 2019.
Ontario Proposes Significant Changes to Wage Restraint and Collective Bargaining in the Public SectorBy: David W. Foster, Paul E. Broad, Michael J. Kennedy, Craig S. Rix
Following through on a consultation process that was kicked off on April 4, 2019, the Ontario government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would significantly impact most broader public sector employers.
In this issue of Raising the Bar, we share 10 tips and best practices to guide employers embarking upon their next trip through the document discovery process in a manner that is not only compliant with their legal obligations, but also controlled, strategic and cost-effective.
Sukhvinder Dulay is a pension and benefits lawyer who assists clients with ongoing pension plan administration and governance as well as plan mergers, corporate transactions, and member communications. She also has experience advising on tax and employment issues related to compensation and benefits.View All Lawyers
The legalization of recreational cannabis, which came into effect on October 17, 2018, has raised many questions for employers about cannabis use in the workplace, as well as potential coverage of cannabis under benefit plans. In this video, we talk about coverage for medical cannabis under Ontario’s workers’ compensation system.Watch Video
The legalization of cannabis for recreational use and the exponential growth of people using medicinal cannabis gives rise to challenges for employers and service providers, as well as opportunities for growers and producers. Whether you are an employer dealing with cannabis in the workplace, a service provider encountering impaired customers, or a grower or producer expanding your workforce, Hicks Morley can assist your organization navigate this evolving area.Learn More
On June 10, 2019, the Ontario government filed a number of amendments to regulations made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. O. Reg. 186/19 replaces the “Equivalency” provision of Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) with a new provision entitled “Alternative methods and materials.” It now requires employers to provide written notice to the joint health…
The federal government has proclaimed September 1, 2019 as the coming into force date for several changes to the Canada Labour Code (Code) as enacted by Bill C-63, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (Bill C-63). As a result of co-ordinated coming into force provisions, a number of substantive amendments to the Code contained in Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Bill C-86) will also come into force on September 1, 2019.
Employment and Labour Law Reporter Publishes an Article by Edward O’Dwyer on Contract of Employment Frustration and the Duty to Accommodate
Hicks Morley’s Edward O’Dwyer authored an article in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “Appellate Court Upholds Termination for Frustration, Duty to Accommodate Not Triggered.” This article discusses the recent decision of the on Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188, by the Ontario Divisional Court, where the Court set aside an order of a motion judge, granted the defendant’s summary judgment motion and dismissed the plaintiff’s action.
The Lawyer’s Daily Publishes an Article Authored by Sukhvinder Dulay on Benefit Coverage for Medical Cannabis
LexisNexis Canada’s The Lawyer’s Daily published an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay titled, “Benefits Plans and Medical Cannabis — to Cover or not to Cover.” In this article, Sukhvinder reviews whether the current health and benefits plans provide reimbursement for cannabis products used for therapeutic or medical purposes.
Hicks Morley’s Andrew Zabrovsky was quoted by the Law Times in the May 30, 2019 article titled, “Labour Arbitrators Leading in Opioid Addiction Law.”