Kathryn Bird Quoted in Benefits Canada on Employers Accommodating Employees Seeking Time Off for Religious Practices

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird in a March 12, 2017 article titled “When do employers have to provide time off for religious practices?” According to the Ontario’s Human Rights Commission website, “employers have a duty to accommodate an employee’s creed to the point of undue hardship, including by providing time off for religious holidays.” …

Update on Family Day

Immediately following last year’s provincial election, the Ontario Government created a new public holiday under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) – Family Day, which falls on the third Monday of each February. Shortly after the introduction of the new holiday, employers turned their mind to the question of whether they would be required…

Ontario Election 2007: A New Public Holiday and More

IN THIS ISSUE: A New Holiday Minimum Wage Changes Uploading of Social Service Costs School Boards Business The Health Platform On October 11th, the Ontario Liberal Party won the provincial election, and will enjoy a majority government led once again by Premier Dalton McGuinty. While much of the media coverage of the election campaign focused…