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Published on: 27 Nov 2015 By

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Consulting Regarding New System for Calculating Employer Premiums

Most employers in Ontario are subject to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the “WSIA”), with the majority of those employers falling under Schedule 1 of the legislation. For Schedule 1 employers, contact with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) generally occurs only a…

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Published on: 23 Nov 2015 By

Siskinds congratulates Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s next Environmental Commissioner

The environmental law team at Siskinds LLP – Paula Lombardi, Paula Boutis, and Kirsten Mikadze – wishes Dianne every success in her new role as the Environmental Commissioner for Ontario. Dianne will be sworn in and officially take office on November 26, 2015. Not long after, she will be att…

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Published on: 17 Nov 2015 By

No Jeans or Shorts in the Workplace? No Way.

When an employer attempted to institute a formal dress code requiring its staff to wear business casual attire and prohibiting jeans and shorts in the workplace, the union filed a policy grievance. The employer, the British Columbia Assessment Authority, conducts real property assessments an…

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Published on: 6 Nov 2015 By

How to Change Your Last Name After Marriage

Introduction Name changes in Ontario are governed by the Change of Name Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 7.  As a newly-married spouse, there are two different options if you wish to change your last name:  (1) You can simply “assume” your spouse’s last name, or a hyphenated combination of the two, whic…

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