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Bill 148 Passes Second Reading, Ordered (Back) to Committee for Further Review

On October 18, 2017, Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), as amended by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, passed Second Reading after debate and was referred back to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs for further review. Read the government’s announcement here. We will continue to…

Ontario Proposes Legislation to Protect Access to Abortion Services

As announced earlier this year, the Ontario government has introduced legislation to protect access to abortion services at women’s health clinics or facilities, as well as certain protected service provider offices. Protected service providers are people who work in clinics or certain health professionals who provide, or assist in the provision of, abortion services. If…

Ontario Proposes Amendments to ESA Regulations in Anticipation of Bill 148 and to Administrative Monetary Penalties under ESA, EPFN

On October 11, 2017, the Ontario government published proposed amendments to regulations made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) which would be required if Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) is passed. Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg. 285/01 (Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage) and O. Reg….

Ontario Tables Omnibus Healthcare Bill

On September 27, 2017, the Ontario government tabled Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, omnibus legislation which addresses the delivery of healthcare services in Ontario. If passed, Bill 160 would create the following statutes: The Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, which would require disclosure of information about financial relationships within the…

Back to School Edition – Student-Focused Case Law and Legislative Update

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone enjoyed a restful summer season. To kick off the school year, we bring you the latest edition of our School Board Update with particular emphasis on legislation and decisions involving the student body…

Change on the Horizon: Ontario Pension Plan Funding Reform is Coming Soon

Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced proposed reforms to pension plan funding that will have a significant impact on employers and plan administrators with plans registered in Ontario. These changes are expected to be part of the government’s Fall agenda, and will be of particular interest to employers who provide single employer defined benefit (DB) pension plans or participate in multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs) in Ontario.

Human Rights Update 2017
L’état des droits de la personne en 2017

Overview Aperçu Employers have faced a steady stream of challenges in recent years in managing human rights issues in the workplace. The law imposes considerable obligations on employers, and there are seldom easy answers when difficulties arise. Join George Vuicic and Anne Lemay as they lead a lively presentation and discussion on the most significant…

Proposed Data Breach Regulations Under PIPEDA Published

On September 2, 2017, the federal government published the proposed regulatory text of the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (Regulations) made under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Interested persons have been invited to make representations on the Regulations. As previously reported, amendments to the PIPEDA enacted by the Digital Privacy Act…