Highlights of the 2024 Ontario Budget

On March 26, 2024, the Ontario government tabled its 2024 budget, “Building a Better Ontario” (Budget) and Bill 180, Building a Better Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2024 (Bill 180). In this FTR Now, we highlight information contained in the Budget and Bill 180 that is of broad interest to employers, human resources professionals and pension…

Alex Lemoine

Alex has developed a speciality in advising clients on matters related to accessibility compliance, executive compensation and workplace dispute resolutions.

Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 Receives Royal Assent

On March 21, 2024, Ontario’s Bill 149, Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 (Bill 149) received Royal Assent. Bill 149 amends several statutes including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA), Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act, 2022 (DPWRA), and Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006…

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA): Decoding the Codes: What’s the Impact of Bills 79 and 149?

In a session titled, “New Year, New Law: Unveiling Bill 79 and Anticipating Bill 149 – Insights for Success,” Diane Harbin will begin by decoding Bill 79 and examining recent updates to the legislation. She will discuss crucial provisions such as the inclusion of remote workers in the establishment definition, mass termination obligations and heightened fines for occupational health and safety violations.

Federal Court Approves $817 Million Settlement in Disability Class Action

Class action proceedings often end in negotiated settlements. Those settlements (which must be approved by a court) can be significant in monetary terms. In Manuge v. Canada, the Federal Court recently approved the settlement of a class action arising from the alleged miscalculation and underpayment of disability pension benefits for members and veterans of the…

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. The morning portion of the session will include instructional components, video demonstrations and a discussion regarding strategies to deal with issues that can arise when conducting investigations. In the afternoon we will go over a brief overview of workplace investigation best practices and summarize what we have learned.

Due Diligence Defences – Practical Tips for Defending Occupational Health and Safety Charges

In this three-hour session, we will guide you through various scenarios crossing all sectors and provide an opportunity to use what you have learned to develop and hone your skills. You will leave with practical tips, checklists and resources that will enable you to better assess the potential risks associated with your workplace relationships and practices, including with third-party contractors, employees and constructors.

Duty to Accommodate Training: In-person Workshop

Please note registration for this event is now closed. Fee: $499.00 plus $64.87 (13% HST) Total $564.87 per person Overview There’s no such thing as a “textbook” for accommodation. Your employee may have a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job. Each scenario is unique and types of disabilities…