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Published on: 26 Sep 2016 By

Former counsel escapes damages award when new counsel fails to sue on time

In June, 2016, Justice Faieta of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded damages of $57,712.31 plus interest against legal counsel who failed to file a claim within the required limitation period. Missed deadline and time-management errors are the biggest cause of claims against lawyer…

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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: 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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