Ministry Updates ESA Guide on Electronic Monitoring Policies

On July 13, 2022, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (Ministry) updated its online guide to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Guide) to include a chapter on written policy on electronic monitoring of employees. The chapter provides guidance on recent Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) amendments that require employers with 25 or…

Employers Take Note: Changes to the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

Employers should be aware of imminent changes to an employee’s entitlements to the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL), made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 21, 2022, the Ontario government announced that it is extending entitlement to the three days of paid IDEL (Paid IDEL) for…

Family Status Accommodation Requests

Requests for family status accommodation have become increasingly common in recent years, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, these types of requests are only expected to increase. Whether an employee requests accommodation due to the need to supervise their child during the day, provide increased support for an elderly parent, or care for a family member who has contracted the virus, it is critical that the employer respond in a manner consistent with the current state of the law on family status accommodation. Join us for a webinar that addresses the legal obligations and best practices to keep in mind when engaging in the accommodation process, both during the pandemic and beyond.

Religious Accommodation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Requests for accommodation based on an individual’s religious beliefs, gender identity and/or gender expression can present unique challenges. How you respond to these types of requests can mean the difference between a finding that suitable accommodations were offered and one that exposes your organization to significant liability. Join us for a webinar that addresses the legal obligations and best practices to keep in mind as it relates to religious accommodation, gender identity and gender expression.

Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Laws: What Employers Need to Know About Bill C-27

On June 16, 2022, the federal government introduced Bill C-27, Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. If passed, Bill C-27 would repeal Part 1 of the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and replace it with the new Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). It would enact the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (PIDPTA)…

David Gruber

David advises employers and pension plan administrators on the design and administration of pension and employee benefit plans. Having worked with a variety of pension plans across Canadian jurisdictions, he is well positioned to help navigate the complex world of pension standards legislation.

Rachel Jadd

Rachel is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s London office. She maintains a broad practice and advises employers and management in the public and private sectors on labour, employment and human rights issues.

Laura Buck

Laura Buck is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hick Morley’s Waterloo office. She advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including issues related to hiring, discipline, accommodation and termination.