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The First Bill 148 Cases: Overview of Key New ESA Decisions

By: Amanda J. Hunter

It has now been 7 months since Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was enacted and cases are beginning to emerge which interpret the new provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). In this Minimum Standards Monitor, we review some decisions of particular interest to employers which involve the new personal emergency leave (PEL) requirements, the equal pay for equal work provisions and the new minimum wage entitlements.

2018 Federal Budget Bill Passes

By: Sukhvinder K. Dulay

On June 21, 2018, Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, received Royal Assent. Bill C-74 is omnibus legislation enacting some of the measures outlined in the 2018 Federal Budget. Among other things,  it includes amendments to the following: Employment Insurance Act, to permanently implement the Working While on Claim pilot project; Canada…

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Labour Notes® Newsletter Features Article by Ryan Plener on Termination Clauses and Proper “Failsafe” Language Ruling by the Appeal Court

The July 24, 2018 issue of Labour Notes® newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Ryan Plener. In the article “Appeal Court Rules on Termination Clauses and Proper ‘Failsafe’ Language,” Ryan discusses how a recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal, where it reversed the lower court decision, could serve as an example to clarify the different interpretations of the employment contract provisions which limit entitlements upon termination.

John Kloosterman and Melissa Bastarache are Featured in the Summer Edition of Precedent Magazine

The Summer print edition of Precedent Magazine featured announcements of John Kloosterman and Melissa Bastarache‘s arrival at the firm in the Precedent A-List section, a source for awards, promotions, new hires and other legal news. View John Kloosterman’s A-List Announcement View Melissa Bastarache’s A-List Announcement

Julia Nanos Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine on the Effect New Pay and Scheduling Laws Have on Retailers and Restaurants

Canadian Lawyer Magazine quoted Hicks Morley’s Julia Nanos in a July 3, 2018 article titled “Retailers squeezed by new rules.” The article discusses how some of the new laws implemented in Ontario, such as calculations for holiday pay and equal pay for equal work are affecting restaurants and retailers.

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