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Published on: 15 Sep 2016 By

Ontario Minimum Wage Rates Increase October 1, 2016

Employers take note! The minimum wage for provincially-regulated employees in Ontario will increase again on October 1, 2016. The new rates will be: General Minimum Wage$11.40 / hourThis rate applies to most employees. Student Minimum Wage$10.70 / hourThis rate applies to students under the …

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Published on: 14 Sep 2016 By

New Regulation Outlines Process for Implementing Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Frameworks

Currently, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (“BPSAA”) imposes what amounts to a compensation freeze on “designated executives” within a relatively small set of Broader Public Sector (“BPS”) organizations such as hospitals, school boards, universities and colleges. The Broad…

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Published on: 8 Sep 2016 By

Client Testimonial for Jim Mays and Team: “You were a blessing.”

“Jim Mays, after 19 years of being with a lawyer who took advantage of my situation, you were a blessing. I could not have been recommended to a better lawyer to take over my case. The first lawyer I had for many years left me feeling very mistrustful. When I entered your office I was...

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Published on: 2 Sep 2016 By

New Code of Practice for Workplace Harassment Provisions of OHSA

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has now issued a Code of Practice containing direction with respect to its expectations for the implementation of Bill 132, which amends the workplace harassment provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (“OHSA”). However, a few remaining “grey ar…

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Published on: 26 Aug 2016 By ,

Civil Motions in the Superior Court of Justice: A Practical Guide

A motion is a formal request to the Court for an Order. Some motions will be contested, some will be on consent, and for others no position will be taken by opposing counsel. Motions address many issues: routine requests to amend pleadings, contested matters like compelling a certain party t…

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Published on: 24 Aug 2016 By

The tricky business of limitations and contaminated land claims

In May of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice delivered reasons in Valco Instruments Canada v. Imperial Oil, dismissing in part a defendant’s summary judgment motion related to a contaminated land claim. The court concluded that the limitation period for a negligence claim had expired by the…

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