A new Ontario Court of Appeal, Hampton Securities Limited v Dean, 2018 ONCA 901 provides both guidance and caution to employers in regulated industries when disclosing facts or making complaints to a regulator against former or departing employees
Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, received Royal Assent on November 21, 2018. The Bill makes several amendments to labour and employment in Ontario, many of which reverse provisions from last year’s Bill 148 (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017)
Effective November 1, 2018, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) will require organizations to report any breach of security safeguards to the Privacy Commissioner if the breach creates a real risk of significant harm to an individual’s privacy. The affected individuals will also have to be notified about the breach.
In Teck Coal Limited (Line Creek Operations) v International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 115, 2018 CanLII 69605 (BC LA), a labour arbitration proceeding held in the province of British Columbia, a labour arbitrator upheld the employer’s decision to dismiss an employee who had failed a post-accident drug test, in spite of the fact that the employer’s Illegal Drug and Alcohol Policy had failed an earlier challenge at arbitration.
The federal Cannabis Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, makes recreational cannabis legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. This article provides a short summary of what employers need to know to prepare for this new legislative change.
Date: September 26, 2018 from 8:30-10:00 EST
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti (FWTA) will host Data Breaches: What Employers Need to Know, a free online webinar that will review Canadian privacy obligations for federally and provincially-regulated employers. Participants will learn how those privacy obligations apply to employee information, developments in privacy law surrounding data breaches, and best practices on what to do if your company’s data is compromised.
Date and time:
September 26, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am (EST)
Canada’s federal government held a broad public consultation with a view to updating the Canada Labour Code, which sets out minimum labour standards for federally regulated employers. Apart from issues pertaining to scheduling, wages and other common consultation topics, this consultation also considered whether changes to the federal rules should include the introduction of a “right to disconnect” from work e-mails and phones
On June 12, 2018, Québec’s National Assembly enacted Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (the “Act”). This article focuses on some of the key amendments to: (i) vacation and leave requirements; (ii) differential treatment; and (iii) prevention of psychological and sexual harassment
In the recent decision of Lewis v Whiteline Trucking Ltd, 2018 CanLII 72555 (CA LA), an adjudicator ruled that the doctrine of frustration of employment did not apply to a determination of whether an employee was unjustly dismissed contrary to the Canada Labour Code