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FOUR KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW WORKING FOR WORKERS ACT

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s profound impact on the workplace, the Ontario government introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Bill 27”). Bill 27 is proposed legislation that, if…

Avoiding Discrimination During the Hiring Process

The recruitment process is generally responsible for more incidents of discrimination than any other area of employment. In general, employers understand that overt and explicit acts of discrimination, otherwise known…

Can I Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19 Concerns?

As vaccination rates increase, more employers are requiring employees to return to work, either by recalling employees from a layoff or by directing employees to return to the office after…

FILING A WORKPLACE COMPLAINT

According to the Ontario Health and Safety Act (“OHSA“), employers have a duty to maintain a healthy and safe workplace for their employees. As part of this duty, employers must…

WHAT IS THE DUTY TO MITIGATE?

The duty to mitigate refers to a common law principle that requires an employee who has been wrongfully dismissed to take all reasonable steps to find comparable, alternative employment during…

WHAT IS A REASONABLE TERMINATION PACKAGE?

Following the termination of your employment, you may wonder if the termination package offered to you is sufficient or if you may be entitled to more. In the absence of…

I Want to Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker Via a Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”): What Do I Need to Know?

Canadian employers facing a labour or skills shortage may be permitted to hire a temporary foreign worker to fill the role if genuine efforts have been made to initially hire…

My Employer Implemented a Mandatory Vaccine Policy: Do I Need to Comply?

As employers implement mandatory vaccination policies, many employees are wondering whether they are obliged to comply with such policies and what repercussions they may legally face if they do not.…

Understanding Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Employees in Ontario have the right to be free from bullying and harassment in the workplace as prescribed under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and Human Rights Code…