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Published on: 2 Jan 2018 By

New Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Will Affect Calculation of New Year’s Day Holiday Pay

Happy New Year, everyone! Effective January 1, 2018, the method used for calculating public holiday pay has changed, meaning that the way employers are required to pay qualifying employees for New Year’s Day will be different than the method used for calculating Christmas and Boxing Da…

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Published on: 29 Dec 2017 By

The Risks of Cutting Off an Employee’s Insurance Benefits After Termination

We frequently warn our clients about the significant risks of prematurely cutting off an employee’s insurance benefits post-termination. Here is an excellent article from the Globe & Mail explaining the reasons for that advice. If you have any questions regarding this article or a…

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Published on: 18 Dec 2017 By

Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiatives

On December 13th the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced its initiatives to promote energy-efficient homes. Ontario residents are eligible for rebates on low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations completed on their homes. This new program is under the Green Ontario Fund, …

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Published on: 15 Dec 2017 By ,

Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence

The Franchise Law Journal is a respected collection of franchising news, published seasonally by the American Bar Association. Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently featured in the winter 2017 edition for his article Canada: It’s Like Watching A Car Crash in Slow Motion. With homage to …

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Published on: 14 Nov 2017 By

A Costly Lesson in How Not to Conduct a Workplace Harassment Investigation

It seems that everywhere we look these days, sexual harassment is on the radar – whether in Hollywood, the CBC or in our own workplaces. Recent changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act now require investigations to be conducted by employers into all incidents or complaints of …

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Published on: 6 Nov 2017 By

Federal Government Releases Report on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Recently, the federal government released the results of a year-long series of consultations with unions, employer organizations, federal government departments and agencies, academics, and advocacy groups on the subject of workplace harassment and violence. The consultation process also inv…

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Published on: 1 Nov 2017 By

Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date

As the end of the year approaches, and with it the deadline for many businesses to file their Accessibility Compliance Report, it seems as good a time as any to review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) and confirm your organization’s compliance. More on that …

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Published on: 18 Oct 2017 By

What the Cost of Your Training Kit Says About Your Multi-Level Marketing Company

For aspiring multi-level marketing (“MLM”) or direct selling (“DS”) companies, a positive written opinion by Canada’s Competition Bureau is an important first step in the operational success of their business. However, early decisions in the pricing of “st…

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