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Service Area: Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Business Law, Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted January 21, 2022

Determining the Legal Structure of your Business When starting your business endeavour, the appropriate legal structure will depend on the nature of the business itself.[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted January 11, 2022

Not all Unions are created equal and not all Unions treat their members equitably. As labour lawyers, we often receive calls from employees who are[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted December 16, 2021

On December 2, 2021, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021, (“WFWA”) received Royal Assent, becoming law in Ontario. This omnibus piece of legislation amended[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted December 13, 2021

As discussed here in a previous blog post, section 66(1) and (2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) gives the court broad discretion[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted November 17, 2021

Breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) are known as strict liability offences. Fundamentally, strict liability means that parties who are charged under[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Convictions for breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) often lead to large fines for both corporate and individual defendants. Additionally, for individual[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Generally, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) has been interpreted to protect non-unionized employees from “temporary” lay offs unless their employment contract permits such a[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted October 1, 2021

This blog continues our exploration of the potential employment law consequences stemming from the degree of control a party exerts within a variety of business[...]
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Employment, Labour, and Human Rights

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Posted September 8, 2021

The WSIB regime operates much like an insurance policy against claims of workplace injury. Where an employer is covered under WSIB, employees cannot sue their[...]

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