Potential Changes to Employment Legislation May Mean Increased Liability for Franchisors
The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review’s final report is expected to be delivered in the next few weeks and, if some of the ideas contained in its interim report become law, franchisors may find themselves liable as employers of their franchisees’ employees, regardless of the franchisor’s ac…Continue reading the post titled Potential Changes to Employment Legislation May Mean Increased Liability for Franchisors
Hudson Bay Company ordered to pay $765,000 for PCB Violations
Last December, the Hudson’s Bay Company was fined for a large release of PCBs into the St. Lawrence River in 2011. The release involved 146 kg of PCBs, exceeding the permitted amount by 146,000 times, though it was estimated that 48 kg were discharged into the St. Lawrence. On December 7, 20…Continue reading the post titled Hudson Bay Company ordered to pay $765,000 for PCB Violations
Former Employee Successfully Sued for Defamation for Facebook Posts
In recent years, careless, or let’s say, less than sensible comments on social media have gotten countless employees in trouble with their boss. Employees who have used Facebook as a forum for posting threatening language and vile insults about a supervisor or offensive accusations about the…Continue reading the post titled Former Employee Successfully Sued for Defamation for Facebook Posts
The Canadian Government is Considering Coal Mining Effluent Regulations
The federal government is contemplating the introduction of new limits on effluent discharges from coal mines. The new regulations are proposed to be introduced under the Fisheries Act and would limit the levels of suspended solids, nitrates, and selenium that can be discharged and would req…Continue reading the post titled The Canadian Government is Considering Coal Mining Effluent Regulations
Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
Unlike adults, children often do not have the maturity to know what to do when walking across or near roadways. Without adult supervision or an understanding of road safety, children may risk becoming involved in an accident and be found to share some responsibility. The Ontario Court of App…Continue reading the post titled Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium
Ontario announced earlier this week that it would be extending its moratorium on offshore wind turbine projects. The province had initially announced the moratorium back in 2011. The government has indicated that it requires further research before authorizing the development of off-shore wi…Continue reading the post titled Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium
National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over
A month and a half after Minister Carr appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board, the Energy East pipeline review will be starting over from the beginning. We reported in December that the Minister appointed the new members to the Board following the recusal of the forme…Continue reading the post titled National Energy Board Hearings for Energy East Starting Over
What is Environmental Due Diligence?
Due diligence is an extremely important concept in environmental regulation and compliance. When properly done, it provides a defence to regulatory charges or, at least, can mitigate the amount of fines imposed. Environmental due diligence is primarily a proactive activity. It involves takin…Continue reading the post titled What is Environmental Due Diligence?
Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases
Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights. These allegations can be the subject of the grievance process or an application to the province’s forum for hearings into human rights cases. In Ontario, the forum is the Human Rights Tribunal; in Mani…Continue reading the post titled Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases
Provincial Environmental Assessments and Climate Change
As we have previously written, the federal government is currently undertaking a review of a suite of environmental regimes. This review includes both the federal environmental assessment (EA) regime and the National Energy Board (NEB), which conducts assessments of proposed pipeline project…Continue reading the post titled Provincial Environmental Assessments and Climate Change
Receive Blog Posts
By subscribing to our blog, you will receive an email when a new post is added. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to us at [email protected] with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.