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An Update On Paid Leave For Illness And Injury Under The Employment Standards Act In British Columbia

2022-05-11T09:29:48-07:00

Recently, the BC Government passed Bill 19 to make further changes to paid and unpaid leave for personal illness or injury under the Employment Standards Act (the "Act") Background Five days of [...]

An Update On Paid Leave For Illness And Injury Under The Employment Standards Act In British Columbia2022-05-11T09:29:48-07:00

Key Trends In Arbitration Awards Pertaining To Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

2022-04-28T16:17:18-07:00

Since late fall 2021, we have seen a steady flow of arbitration awards emerge in Ontario and British Columbia that consider issues relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the [...]

Key Trends In Arbitration Awards Pertaining To Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies2022-04-28T16:17:18-07:00

The “Historic Trade-Off”: Ontario Divisional Court Considers The Interplay Between The Workers’ Compensation Scheme And Constructive Dismissal Actions Arising From Workplace Harassment

2022-04-13T11:37:53-07:00

In Morningstar v. WSIAT, 2021 ONSC 5576, the Ontario Divisional Court conducted a judicial review of Decision No. 1227/19, 2019 ONWSIAT 2324 and Reconsideration Decision No. 1227/19R, 2020 ONWSIAT 1151 (the "Decisions"): two decisions of [...]

The “Historic Trade-Off”: Ontario Divisional Court Considers The Interplay Between The Workers’ Compensation Scheme And Constructive Dismissal Actions Arising From Workplace Harassment2022-04-13T11:37:53-07:00

Bill 19 Introduces Amendments to Personal Illness or Injury Leave

2022-04-13T15:31:44-07:00

On March 28, 2022, British Columbia introduced Bill 19 - 2022, Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2022 (Bill 19) for first reading. Bill 19 addresses issues raised after the province’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) was [...]

Bill 19 Introduces Amendments to Personal Illness or Injury Leave2022-04-13T15:31:44-07:00

Cameras in the Workplace: From Justified Surveillance to Psychological Harassment

2022-04-13T15:38:40-07:00

In a recent decision,[1] the Tribunal administratif du travail (the “Tribunal”) concluded that an employer’s excessive surveillance by means of security cameras was a violation of its employees’ right to dignity and integrity, and [...]

Cameras in the Workplace: From Justified Surveillance to Psychological Harassment2022-04-13T15:38:40-07:00

Ontario Removing Masking Requirement On March 21 In Most Settings And Ending All COVID-19 Public Health Measures On April 27

2022-04-12T12:59:54-07:00

On March 1, 2022, Ontario moved to the Roadmap Exit Step, as amended. We provided a summary of the restrictions that were eliminated on that date and those that would continue to exist. [...]

Ontario Removing Masking Requirement On March 21 In Most Settings And Ending All COVID-19 Public Health Measures On April 272022-04-12T12:59:54-07:00

…Introducing Electronic Monitoring Legislation, A First Of Its Kind

2022-04-12T16:26:12-07:00

On February 28, the Ontario government tabled Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, which, if passed, would enact the Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act, 2022 and make amendments to the Employment Standards [...]

…Introducing Electronic Monitoring Legislation, A First Of Its Kind2022-04-12T16:26:12-07:00

Is an Employee’s Failure to Disclose Medical Marijuana Use Grounds for Termination?

2022-03-01T07:46:39-08:00

Don’t expect employees to self-disclose substance abuse if you don’t have a disclosure policy. There are nearly 300,000 legally registered medical marijuana users in Canada, nearly 8% of the population. [...]

Is an Employee’s Failure to Disclose Medical Marijuana Use Grounds for Termination?2022-03-01T07:46:39-08:00

Accessibility Standard For Employment – Compliance Deadline For All Employers: May 1, 2022

2022-04-14T15:52:06-07:00

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (the "AMA") has established certain standards to achieve accessibility for Manitobans disabled by a barrier. The Accessible Employment Standard Regulation came into force on May 1, [...]

Accessibility Standard For Employment – Compliance Deadline For All Employers: May 1, 20222022-04-14T15:52:06-07:00
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