Kenji advises and represents employers on labour, employment and human rights issues. Having previously worked in human resources, Kenji is uniquely positioned to provide practical solutions to workplace issues.
On April 22, 2022, the Ontario government announced that the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) will be maintaining existing masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings, as well as all remaining directives issued by the OCMOH in response to COVID-19, until June 11, 2022. This marks a change from the government’s…
The Ontario government has filed a regulation which will revoke all remaining COVID-19 regulations (Orders) made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, effective April 27, 2022. This action is further to the government’s previous announcement of its intention to lift all remaining COVID-19 measures, directives and Orders by this date….
Anoushka provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having previously represented both employers and employees, Anoushka is uniquely positioned to assist employers in navigating a broad range of workplace matters including wrongful dismissals, discrimination, employment contracts and employment standards.
On April 11, 2022, Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022, received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill 88 enacts the Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act, 2022 and makes amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006….
On April 7, 2022, the federal government tabled its 2022 Budget, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.” The Budget covers a wide array of initiatives, and while housing, defence and climate change are its key focus areas, the Budget includes some proposals that will be of specific interest to employers,…
What are the legal obligations of school boards under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Education Act when considering police involvement in student misconduct and misbehaviour? This interactive webinar addresses these questions from a human rights and equity-informed perspective.
Counsel to a number of universities and colleges in their grievance arbitration work.
Counsel to universities in their internal investigation work.
On March 22, 2022, Arbitrator William Kaplan issued The Toronto District School Board and CUPE, Local 4400 (Re COVID-19 Vaccine Procedure), an award in which he upheld the mandatory vaccination policy (Policy) of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). He found that the Policy did not infringe section 7 (life, liberty and security of person)…