New CRA Administrative Policy Will Affect Payroll Administration for Fully Remote Work Arrangements

In September 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) published a new administrative policy that could impact the payroll deductions an employer must make in respect of employees who work fully remotely. The new policy will be effective January 1, 2024 and may require changes to the payroll tables applied to fully remote workers in 2024…

EMC Canada: Quarterly Legal Update: Eastern Ontario

George Vuicic and Nigel McKechnie will present a legal update to help navigate challenges affecting the manufacturing sector. They will discuss topics including taxable allocation of settlements, termination and severance amounts, understanding the requirements regarding workplace harassment and investigations, and recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Federal Government Extends Consultation on Accessibility Standard on Employment

Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC) has extended the period for interested stakeholders to provide comments on its draft Accessibility Standard on Employment (Standard). Interested stakeholders now have until October 31, 2023 to provide comments. The Accessible Canada Act (ACA) came into force on July 11, 2019, and the Accessible Canada Regulations (Regulations) made under the ACA…

A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

This session focuses on recognizing, addressing and responding to discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace is multi-faceted (including direct, indirect, and systemic discrimination, unconscious bias, microaggressions, retaliations and reprisals, conduct by exclusion and abuse of authority). Without proper identification, discrimination cannot be appropriately addressed and combatted. This session will provide attendees with the tools necessary to identify the various types of discrimination at play in the workplace, and will provide legal and practical takeaways and best practices for responding proactively and reactively.

Reminder to Employers: Ontario Minimum Wage to Increase October 1, 2023

A reminder to employers that on October 1, 2023, the Ontario government will increase the general provincial minimum wage from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees. Minimum wage rates will also increase on the same date for the following groups of employees: If you have any questions about your…

Workplace Investigation Training Workshop

This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from case law and best practices for investigating workplace incidents

Ontario Pension Plan Update: Ongoing Consultations of Interest

Ontario’s Ministry of Finance (Ministry) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) have issued two separate consultations of interest to employers related to the design and governance of pension plans in Ontario. Consultations on “A Permanent Framework for Target Benefit Plans” The Ministry has published a second consultation paper regarding its proposed target benefit framework….

Kelly Brennan

Kelly is building a practice that includes advice and representation for employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment, and human rights issues.

Rebecca Feldman

Rebecca offers advice and representation to employers in the public and private sectors on a wide range of labour and employment matters. This includes grievance arbitrations, human rights and accommodation complaints, employment litigation, labour disputes and workplace health and safety.