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Human Rights Update: Bills Tabled Addressing Genetic Characteristics, Police Records, and Immigration Status

Two Bills proposing significant amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code were recently tabled by the Ontario Legislature. Should the Bills pass and become law, new non-discrimination obligations for provincially…

Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent

Further to our previous report on the Ontario government’s plans to repeal the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) received…

Federal workplace regulators respond to #MeToo

In 2015, Ontario introduced Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act to address workplace violence and sexual harassment in provincially regulated workplaces. However, until now, no comparable…

Think you know how a court will decide a case based on the language of a contract? Don’t be so sure!

There are often circumstances where you look at a contract and it’s tempting to be confident as to how a court will decide a case.  For example, employees may be…

Work for a federally regulated employer? Changes are coming to your employment

Employees in Canada are either “provincial” or “federal” when it comes to employment rights. What this means is that your employment is essentially governed either by the province in which…

Police Record Checks: Changes for Employers Coming November 1, 2018

Bill 113, Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the “Act”) will come into effect in Ontario on November 1, 2018. The Act will standardize the process for conducting police record…

Ontario Government Moves to Repeal Bill 148

Premier Doug Ford’s government introduced omnibus legislation on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 designed to repeal the bulk of Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”). The majority of the…

Courts Review When Suspension of Employee is Not Acceptable

The Ontario Court of Appeal has provided a useful decision on the topic of when an employee can be suspended without triggering a termination of employment.  The case, Filice v Complex…

Canada Expands Biometrics Requirements for Some Travellers

Starting July 31st, 2018, European, Middle Eastern and African citizens applying for a visitor visa, work/study permit, permanent residence, or refugee or asylum status must submit biometric information (photograph and…