Ontario Enhances Protections for Students Reporting Sexual Violence on Campus

As a new academic year commences, the Ontario government is taking additional steps to address sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. The government has filed O. Reg. 646/21 (Amending Regulation), which amends O. Reg. 131/16, Sexual Violence at Colleges and Universities, made under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, to include additional protections for…

Ontario Seeks Input Regarding the Establishment of Minimum Standards for School Board Trustee Codes of Conduct

On September 17, 2021, the Ontario government announced that it is seeking input from stakeholders and members of the public regarding the establishment of “minimum standards” for school board trustee codes of conduct. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2021. Section 218.2(1) of Ontario’s Education Act currently provides that a school board “may adopt…

Fatimah Khan

Fatimah provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having completed graduate studies in industrial relations and human resources, Fatimah is uniquely positioned to understand clients’ concerns related to strategic human resources management, labour relations practices and global economic trends.

Advantage CPD: Access Requests Under FIPPA – A Practical Guide For Colleges

FOI Coordinators responding to access requests need to balance a wide range of issues from clarifying requests and arranging reasonable searches to preparing fee estimates all within tight time frames. This program addresses a number of the strategic and practical considerations which go into responding to requesters under FIPPA.

Ontario Announces Further Extension of Temporary Relief from ESA Termination and Severance Provisions

Effective September 16, 2021, the Ontario government has extended the temporary relief measures from the termination and severance provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) until January 1, 2022. The temporary measures are found in Ontario Regulation 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL Regulation), which has been amended to define the “COVID-19 period” as…

Victoria McCorkindale

Victoria is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sectors on a range of labour, employment and human rights issues including wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards, labour disputes and grievance arbitrations. Victoria obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University,…

Shauna Bartlett

Shauna Bartlett provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues arising from the workplace. This includes wrongful dismissal actions, collective bargaining, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.

Further Details Released on Ontario’s Requirement for Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

On September 1, 2021, the Ontario government announced that in order to access certain public settings, patrons would be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. On September 14, 2021, it filed a regulation to give effect to these requirements. The new proof of vaccination requirements will begin to apply on September 22,…