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It’s All in the Timing – Minimum Standards and When Employees Are Considered to be “Working”

By: Amanda J. Hunter

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.

Ontario Re-Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation 

By: Stephanie N. Jeronimo

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…

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OMHRA Spring ECHO Newsletter Features Two Articles by Anna Karimian and Jessica Toldo

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.

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