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Ontario Health and Safety Regulations Amended

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

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.

Ontario Budget Bill (Bill 100) Passes

As previously reported, on April 11, 2019, the Ontario government released its 2019 Budget and introduced Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019. Bill 100 received Royal Assent on May 29, 2019. Of particular interest to employers and human resource professionals are the amendments made to the following statutes: Public Sector Labour…

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.

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) 2019 Conference: Legal Updates in the Ontario Developmental Services Sector

Overview Keeping up to date on the law to ensure that your organization is in compliance with legislation and precedent setting decisions may seem daunting. This session will help you navigate the increasingly complex legal framework that HR Professionals work in, addressing some key challenges agencies are facing including collective bargaining; integrated community based service…

Canadian Bar Association (CBA): What’s New in Pensions and Benefits – Case Law and Regulatory Update

Overview The past year has seen various developments in the jurisprudence and legislation related to pensions and employee benefits. Our knowledgeable speakers from across the country will provide an update on noteworthy cases and legislative changes, including the following: Recent and upcoming legislative changes from across Canada, including ongoing pension funding reform and the status…

Appellate Court Finds Waiver of Common Law Notice Valid, Considers Continuity of Service under ESA

In Ariss v NORR Limited Architects & Engineers, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a decision of a motion judge who considered the appellant’s entitlements under the common law and the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) upon termination. Background In 1986, the appellant began employment with a company which was sold to the respondent employer…