On 23 May 2019, the Ontario Government announced its appointment of two special advisors, Linda Regner Dykeman and Sean Speer, to review the operations of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (“WSIB”). Members of the public have until 26 July 2019 to make submissions to the review team
In Joseph v. Tecumseh Community Development Corporation, 2019 HRTO 635, the Tribunal dismissed an application made by an employee whose employment was terminated for unauthorized absenteeism and insubordination. Although the applicant was specifically asked to provide medical documentation substantiating her absence or return to work, she failed to comply with this directive. The applicant asserted the termination of her employment amounted to discrimination on the basis of family status. However, the Tribunal ultimately found the applicant failed to provide any medical evidence that would substantiate this claim
On 1 May 2019, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting labour standards came into force in Québec, raising the province’s general minimum wage rate by 50 cents to $12.50 per hour. The minimum wage rate for employees in the Québec food industry who are partially compensated by gratuities has risen by 25 cents to $10.05 per hour
Date: Wednesday 12 June 5 p.m. Central European Time (11 a.m. New York time)
Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance
- The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.
- Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
- Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
- Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
- James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
- Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
June 12, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CEST)
Date: May 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM EST
FWTA will host Human Capital – Best Practices for Hiring in 2019, a free webinar that will provide participants with practical tips about the fundamental Human Rights Code obligations that affect provincially regulated workplaces; how to proactively ensure compliance with human rights obligations; and other hiring considerations, including offers of employment, pre-employment testing, and reference and background checks. Should you wish to attend this free webinar, please register online.
Insights: Adding talented employees to the workforce tops many employers’ to-do-lists. But effectively navigating the legalities of the hiring process can require some forethought – especially when it comes to complying with the Human Rights Code.
In this upcoming seminar, participants will:
- Be reminded of the fundamental Human Rights Code obligations that affect provincially regulated workplaces.
- Learn how to proactively ensure compliance with human rights obligations.
- Learn about other hiring considerations, including offers of employment, pre-employment testing, and reference and background checks.
- Robert Bayne
- Anthony Panacci
- Derek Klatt
Date and time:
May 9, 2019 8:00 am - 9:30 am (EDT)
This Ontario Court of Appeal decision suggests that accommodation by an employer can help defeat a future claim of intentional infliction of mental distress by an employee
The Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner has indicated it will be changing its position on cross-border data flows, such that companies disclosing personal information across a border, including for processing, would be required to obtain consent from individuals in order to do so. In order to provide updated guidance to the public, the Officer has begun a public consultation
The recent decision of Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, confirms that no independent tort of harassment exists in Ontario, especially given existing legal remedies (such as the tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering) to redress harassing conduct
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
Spanning 6 continents, L&E Global’s member firms are ideally situated to provide clients with pragmatic, commercial advice necessary to achieve their objectives. Our members work closely with corporate, legal, human resources departments and corporate executives across a variety of sectors and industries to address the strategic and tactical issues that arise in the workplace.
Discover the most important labour and employment rules, regulations and best practices specific to each jurisdiction, conveniently together in one place.
On March 1, 2019, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board implemented Operational Policy Manual Document No. 17-01-10, “Cannabis for Medical Purposes”. Under this Policy, workers’ compensation benefits may cover reasonable costs of medical cannabis or vaporizers purchased for work-related injuries/illnesses