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 (EDT)
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
In Carillion Services Inc. and LIUNA, Local 183 (Williams), an arbitrator concludes that new Personal Emergency Leave entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) are distinct and in addition to an employee’s floater days under a collective agreement. This decision further clarifies the interaction between personal emergency leave under the ESA and other paid leaves provided by an employer
Bill C-74, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No 1, is omnibus legislation to implement certain provisions of the federal budget that was tabled on February 27, 2018. The Bill received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018 and will amend several pieces of legislation to, among other things, enhance federal employment benefits
In yet another ground-breaking decision of potentially broad application to Ontario workplaces, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario determined that imposing a requirement that job applicants prove they are permanently eligible to work in Canada is discriminatory
The general minimum wage in British Columbia was raised to $12.65 per hour on June 1, 2018. Barring legislative changes, minimum wages will increase again on June 1, 2019 ($13.85 per hour), June 1, 2020 ($14.60 per hour), and June 1, 2021 ($15.20 per hour)
The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, which will introduce significant changes to the processing of criminal checks in the province of Ontario, and how the results of such checks may or may not be disclosed to employers, will come into force on November 1, 2018