The Ontario Court of Appeal has once again considered a minimum entitlements clause in an employment contract and ruled it to be generally enforceable. In Nemeth v Hatch Ltd., an employee with 19 years service was dismissed with 8 weeks’ notice of termination and 19.42 weeks’ salary as severance pay, as well as continued benefits…
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Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Betters Jobs Act, 2017 is now in force, having received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. With it comes substantial changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA), as well as changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). In this FTR Now, we have consolidated and summarized the information provided to clients previously in a series of updates that tracked the development of Bill 148...
Legislative and regulatory reforms have recently been fast and furious. More pension and benefit related cases than ever are working their way through the system. In the face of such change, employers and plan administrators must be ready to act, making adjustments to plan design and administration.
Elizabeth Winter provides advice to employers and management in both the public and private sectors on labour, employment, litigation and human rights issues. This includes Bill 148 advice, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation and related court litigation.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.
An appellate court recently overturned a decision acquitting a company which had been charged following a workplace fatality, holding that there may be circumstances where an employer is required to do more to protect its workers than what is prescribed under the regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). In Ontario (Labour) v….
In light of the changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) brought about by Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, the Ministry of Labour has published a revised version of the ESA poster (Version 7.0) which is required to be posted by employers in a conspicuous place in the workplace, among…
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that a new associate has joined the firm. Working out of our Toronto office, David Alli practises in all areas of labour and employment law advising public and private sector employers.
Four Hicks Morley Lawyers Recognized in The 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Hicks Morley is thrilled to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as the country’s “Leading Lawyers” in The 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Congratulations to Henry Dinsdale and Stephen Shamie for once again being profiled, and to David Bannon and John Brooks for their debut feature in this prestigious guide for their distinguished expertise in Labour Law.
Stephen Gleave Quoted in Canadian Underwriter on How a Brokerage Sale Agreement can Lead to a Lawsuit
Canadian Underwriter quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephen Gleave in a January 15, 2018 article titled “How a brokerage sale agreement can lead to a lawsuit.’” The article explains how the price buyers pay for brokerage firms is often not set in stone, and how this could lead to disagreements that wind up in court.