$600,000 Fine for Sediment Discharge
On May 15, 2017, 228057 Ontario Inc. (formerly Naylor Renewable Energy Inc.) pled guilty to three offences and was fined $600,000 plus the 25 per cent victim fine surcharge for discharging sediment-laden stormwater causing the impairment water quality, failing to notify the Ministry of the E…Continue reading the post titled $600,000 Fine for Sediment Discharge
Got Spam? What you can do if you are receiving unwanted e-mails.
(Note: There have been changes to the legislature since this article was published. Please go here for an update.) Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, or CASL, came into force in July of 2014. Effectively, sending spam is a violation of the law. You may have received spam if you can answer “n…Continue reading the post titled Got Spam? What you can do if you are receiving unwanted e-mails.
The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Permanency and Equality for Temporary Help Workers
Along with franchisors and unionized employers, the recommendations made in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report could signal change for temporary help agencies, the individuals they employ (“assignment workers”), and the businesses who use these services to staff their operations (“c…Continue reading the post titled The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Permanency and Equality for Temporary Help Workers
Federal environmental law reform: expert Panel on NEB modernization releases its report
The expert panel created to study and propose solutions for reform of the National Energy Board (“NEB”) has released its report, entitled “Forward, Together: Enabling Canada’s Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future” (“NEB Report”). The NEB Report comes on the heels of the report issued by the …Continue reading the post titled Federal environmental law reform: expert Panel on NEB modernization releases its report
Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Ontario Ministry of Labour Kevin Flynn released the Final Report of The Changing Workplaces Review yesterday. This 419-page report contains 173 recommendations that, if implemented, could have far-reaching implications on Ontario workplaces. In terms of changes to basic employment standards…Continue reading the post titled Hot Off the Press – Changing Workplaces Final Report Released
Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review has now issued its Final Report, and there’s good news and bad news for franchisors. First, the good news: as we outlined in February, there were concerns that the Final Report would call for expanding the situations where franchisors would be considere…Continue reading the post titled Unionizing Franchise Locations Could Become Easier Under Proposed Changes to Ontario Law
Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
More than two years after Ontario’s Minister of Labour initiated it, the Changing Workplaces Review has issued its final report. And depending on how (or if) the current Liberal government chooses to implement its 173 recommendations, employment in the province could look quite different a …Continue reading the post titled Change is gonna come: The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report
Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections
Unionized employers often face resistance when attempting to introduce drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. This is particularly true where the testing is going to be carried out at random. Employers who introduce these types of testing policies often face policy grievances challenging…Continue reading the post titled Court Allows Employer to Continue Random Drug Testing over Union’s Legal Objections
How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
There are many steps involved in a personal injury claim. This is a basic outline of the way a claim might unfold. Initial Meeting At this stage, we meet with you to discuss your accident, your injuries, and their impact on your life. At this point or shortly thereafter, we will give our op…Continue reading the post titled How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed
Ontario has introduced changes to the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. After years of work and consultations, the changes will come into effect once royal assent is obtained. The Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act introduced numerous changes to both of these Acts tha…Continue reading the post titled Long-awaited changes to Ontario’s Mining Act and Aggregate Resources Act passed