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Ontario Health and Safety Regulations Amended

By: Nadine S. Zacks

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…

Significant Canada Labour Code Reforms to Come Into Force September 1, 2019

By: David W. Foster, Jodi Gallagher Healy, Pamela M. Hillen

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.

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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.

Andrew Zabrovsky Quoted in the Law Times on Labour Arbitrators Leading Cases on Opioid Addiction

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.”

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