Ontario Court Confirms Workplace Violence Not Automatically Cause for Termination in All Cases
Since amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act introduced by Bill 168 imposed new obligations to proactively address workplace harassment and violence issues, employers have sometimes been tempted to approach all instances of workplace harassing or violent conduct by an employee …View the post titled Ontario Court Confirms Workplace Violence Not Automatically Cause for Termination in All Cases
New Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 May Require Employers to Find Themselves Guilty of Violating the Act
The majority of employers in Ontario are required to abide by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), legislation that includes standards for, among other things, the provision of a minimum wage, statutory holiday pay, overtime and limitations on hours of work. Where employees believ…View the post titled New Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 May Require Employers to Find Themselves Guilty of Violating the Act
Largest Canadian environmental penalty: $7.5 MM
Environment Canada obtained the largest environmental penalty ever imposed in Canada for breaches of the Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations by a mining company: $7,500,000. The breaches occurred in 2011 and earlier under the old Fisheries Act, before massive changes to the l…View the post titled Largest Canadian environmental penalty: $7.5 MM
Proposed changes to GHG emission reporting regulations
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O.Reg. 452/09) and Guideline, including:View the post titled Proposed changes to GHG emission reporting regulations
$320,000 fine for former waste processors
A big fine has been imposed on a former waste processor and the two individuals who ran the company for environmental offences, according to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. According to the MOECC, 2R Services Inc. and its Directors were fined for failing to comply…View the post titled $320,000 fine for former waste processors
New regulations to reduce coal?
Getting rid of coal in electricity generation made Ontario Canada’s leader in reducing GHG emissions. Now that we have a remarkably climate-friendly electrical system, what about other uses of coal in Ontario? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) says it will ge…View the post titled New regulations to reduce coal?
Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Last month we blogged about a case out of Newfoundland in which a buyer’s negligence lawsuit against a seller’s environmental consultant was tossed out because the buyer had no right to rely on the environmental assessment report issued by the consultant for the seller. That arti…View the post titled Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?
Siskinds Partner Marie Tukara recently argued a motion on how dividend income should be included when calculating income for child support purposes. In this article she outlines the decision and looks at other recent cases on this matter. In Rawluk-Harness v Harness, 2014 ONSC 2531, which I …View the post titled Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?
Know Your Rights: Auto Insurance Benefit Levels
You are entitled to insurance benefits if you are involved in a car accident. Car insurance, mandatory in Ontario, provides access to these benefits. The benefits are available in almost every accident regardless of who is at fault. Normally coverage will be accessed through your own car in…View the post titled Know Your Rights: Auto Insurance Benefit Levels
Contracts and the doctrine of good faith – A New Era
In Bhasin v Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada made a significant ruling regarding the duty of good faith in contract relationships. This will provide guidance to an area of Canadian law described as “piecemeal, unsettled and unclear.”. In this article, Cole Vegso provides a brief explanati…View the post titled Contracts and the doctrine of good faith – A New Era
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