The Safety Dance: Right to Refuse Work Under Health and Safety Legislation
The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) provides workers with a number of rights, including the right to refuse work that is “likely to endanger” the worker. When a work refusal occurs there are a number of procedures outlined in the legislation that must be followed and, …View the post titled The Safety Dance: Right to Refuse Work Under Health and Safety Legislation
Slips, Trips and Falls: Understanding Occupiers’ Liability
What is Occupiers’ Liability? In Ontario, the Occupiers’ Liability Act governs all claims relating to occupiers’ liability. Anyone who is in physical possession of a property, or has responsibility for and control over a property (the “occupier”) owes a duty of care to take reasonable precau…View the post titled Slips, Trips and Falls: Understanding Occupiers’ Liability
Point-of-sale notice programme coming for Toronto dry cleaners?
The Board of Health of the City of Toronto has recently moved on recommendations from Toronto Public Health to look into ways to increase regulation of dry cleaning operations in the city. The increased restrictions were in response to lobbying efforts from a number of environmental organiza…View the post titled Point-of-sale notice programme coming for Toronto dry cleaners?
Court grants defendant injunction and inspection order to investigate plaintiff’s property
In 2014, Metrus Properties sued Wrigley Canada claiming Wrigley’s neighbouring property had contaminated its property. When Wrigley asked to access the Metrus property to conduct environmental tests, Metrus refused. In April of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction to tem…View the post titled Court grants defendant injunction and inspection order to investigate plaintiff’s property
“MEAN GIRLS”: Bill 132 and the OHSA
It has been six years since Bill 168 amended Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act to require employers to take steps to prevent and to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace. Since that time, we have come to realize that there were gaps – some would say flaws – in the …View the post titled “MEAN GIRLS”: Bill 132 and the OHSA
Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made …View the post titled Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
In February 2015, the provincial government appointed two Special Advisors to lead and coordinate public consultations on how the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the “LRA”) could be amended to better protect workers in the changing economy. The …View the post titled Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit Sustainable energy and water use will be the focus of an annual symposium and industry summit host…View the post titled Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
Protect Yourself: Understanding Optional Auto Insurance Benefits in Ontario
Once again, the standard auto insurance benefits provided in Ontario are shrinking. This means that your own insurance company will provide you with less funds to assist you in recovering from your motor vehicle collision. However, you do have new options for optional coverage that can prote…View the post titled Protect Yourself: Understanding Optional Auto Insurance Benefits in Ontario
Client’s late filing claim represents high standard for counsel
A lawyer’s allegation that his former law firm’s late filing of a statement of claim cost him the chance to sue a car company for his difficulties in establishing a dealership, would represent a high standard for lawyers in terms of going back and analyzing all documents to find out when exa…View the post titled Client’s late filing claim represents high standard for counsel
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