Ontario /ɒnˈtɛərioʊ/ is one of the ten provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous provinceby a large margin, accounting for nearly 40% of all Canadians, and is the second largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included.It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto.Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east, and to the south by the U.S. states of Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Posts about Ontario
  • Suen: Family Status Protections for Both Parents

    … By Erin Brandt. The British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code) protects employees who have competing work and family obligations from discrimination on the job. Put another way, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against their workers (including by firing them) because of their family status. Until recently, an employee…

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  • Human Rights in BC: Should We Follow Ontario’s Example?

    … to fulfill its statutory mandate. As a result, human rights education in the Province is falling behind some of the other Provinces. Ontario’s Approach In contrast to BC, Ontario has adopted a tripartite human rights model, consisting of: A Commission that is responsible for education and advocacy, A Tribunal that is responsible for complaint…

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  • Bonuses: Rewarding Performance or Retention?4

    … What happens when a bonus is tied not just to performance, but also retention? And how can both employers and employees safeguard their rights? Richard Johnson considers these questions in his latest case law update. Read Richard’s review of the recent Ontario decision in Bois v. MD Physician Services Inc. here. The post Bonuses: Rewarding Performance or Retention?4 appeared first on . …

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  • Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177

    … Richard Johnson lends his insight on the recent legislative changes around Domestic Violence Leave in Lawyers Daily Read on to learn why Ontario’s Bill 177 may be progressive for employees facing domestic abuse, but it could pose logistical hurdles for business owners HERE. The post Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177 appeared…

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  • Employers should offer domestic violence leave ahead of legislation: AdvocateDaily.com

    … Employers should offer domestic violence leave ahead of legislation AdvocateDaily.com BC and Ontario are proposing new legislation that would entitle victims of domestic violence to paid leave from work. Richard Johnson recently spoke to AdvocateDaily.com about the opportunity for employers to be proactive and provide leave to employees before the laws become mandatory. Read the full article here. The post Employers should offer domestic violence leave ahead of legislation: AdvocateDaily.com appeared first on . …

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

    … contract”. A dependent contractor is economically dependent on one employer, works exclusively for one employer, and may be entitled to reasonable notice upon termination of the working relationship. Read Trevor’s blog post on a recent court decision out of Ontario here to learn more. Constructive Dismissal. Constructive dismissal occurs when…

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  • The High Cost of Workplace Abuse

    …. When she declined to sign the release, ACCE took back the severance cheque. Ms. Strudwick sued ACCE for wrongful dismissal and related legal claims related to the abuse, and sought a total of $240,000 in damages from her former employer. The judge who initially heard her case awarded her just over $100,000. Ms. Strudwick appealed this decision…

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  • When Hugging Becomes Harassment

    … to sexual harassment. How does the law protect workers from unwanted touching on the job? Two recent human rights decisions out of BC and Ontario offer some guidance. But first, some background on workplace sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court of Canada… In Janzen v Platy Enterprises Ltd., Canada’s highest court explained that: sexual harassment…

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  • What is a Disability: Guidance for the Workplace

    … As an employer, you’re committed to creating a workplace free from discrimination. You understand the scope and purpose of Canadian human rights laws, and you have policies and processes in place to enable tolerant and respectful employment relationships. But for even the most diligent business owners, there can still be questions about how…

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  • Employment Standards: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss for Employers

    … Lawyer Erin Kizell, Contributor. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Lawyers know this idiom well, since it’s one of the first things taught in law school. Unfortunately, some non-lawyers are not familiar with it and, even when they are, may not have a full understanding of its implications. A group of Ontario employers recently learned what…

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  • Maternity Leave and Job Protection: Are There Exceptions?

    … in such situations? According to a recent decision from the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the Board), if an employer uses the opportunity of an employee’s statutory leave to restructure, this may lead to sanctions under employment standards legislation. Employment Standards: Lamoureux v. JYSK In Melanie Lamoureux v. JYSK Linen N Furniture Inc…

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  • Holiday Dismissals: What are the Risks for Employers?

    … that a sacking during the summer can. A recent case out of Ontario confirmed that an employee who is dismissed during the summer may be entitled to increased damages if he is negatively affected by the timing of his dismissal. In Fraser v. Canerector Inc., the plaintiff executive was dismissed in June after a relatively short period of employment (34…

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